Thread: Sleeping in church...
02-22-2005, 12:55 PM #1
Sleeping in church...
Would any christian here be offended by someone sleeping in church? In the room outside of the acctual church.
I work as a assistant for a semi retarded guy and he goes to church every sunday and well thats 2-3 hours of sleep for me But 2 weeks ago some agressive hag started giving me alot of **** when she caught me sleeping and now that bitch told the retard that I was sleeping and he is pissed so I almost lost my job.
So did I do anything wrong Hell I was EXHAUSTED, I had stomach pains and I hadnt sleept all night. Jesus himself wouldnt have complained. He would have given me a pillow
02-22-2005, 01:24 PM #2
Jesus himself wouldnt have complained. He would have given me a pillow[/QUOTE]
I think this is the most important point.........
02-22-2005, 02:14 PM #3
but you werent sleeping in church were you? He left, you went to sleep. As for in church...i think its disrespectful, same as falling asleep in a class. But i must admit that Ive caught myself dozin in class on accident. I wouldnt personally be offended, but i would think that since church isnt mandatory, you wouldnt be there if you were falling asleep and would be less disrespectful if you just left. if you are in a room next to the church, and noone is conducting any business...sure, take a nap. doesnt bother me.
02-22-2005, 02:18 PM #4Originally Posted by max2extreme
It was in a room that is a part of the church. Outside of the main room where the uhh...I dont know the word, but where all the religious stuff and singing ect takes place. The downside was that to get into the main room one has to walk through the room I was sleeping in and the hag didnt think it looked "nice" to have anyone sleeping by the entrance. But no one was in the room. She just got pissed when she walked by me heading for the toilet
But none of the priests said anything, hell they didnt even raise a eyebrown.
its kind of mandatory cause I have to be there cause its my job to follow that guy around. But I refuse to be in the main room cause Im not christian and it would feel bad to be there then.
02-22-2005, 03:09 PM #5
I dont see anything wrong with it if church had started and people were inside and you put your head down and napped, personally. I do see how it is very easy for someone to walk out or in and say that its not right and I wouldnt blame someone for taking offense or being mad at you for being there sleeping or saying something to you.
02-22-2005, 03:28 PM #6
It depends on how you were sleeping...what posture?...if sitting, bent down with hands in face, as if you were praying, then that doesnt look bad. But sleeping at church in any other position is going to look bad. Is the guy really semiretarded, or are you just calling him that? Whats your job? if you are his bodyguard, and you are falling asleep, well shet, then that sucks. but if you are his assistant, and drive him to places, then why should your boss care. Its not like he needed you awake while hes there.
02-22-2005, 03:35 PM #7Originally Posted by marka
I wasnt sleeping where the people are praying but in a room next to that room laying down on a comfy coach. Im just pissed that the hag had to tell him that I sleept. I mean I stopped sleeping after she told me to sit up out of respect cause the church belongs to her more then me. So there was no use going to him and complain. Trying to get me fired because I sleep thats very christian of her
02-22-2005, 04:07 PM #8Originally Posted by max2extreme
I REALY REALY REALY hate rude people. If someone is rude towards me I usualy repeat the behavior that caused the rudeness to piss them off more. Are they plesant then Im plesant and respect them.
02-22-2005, 07:45 PM #9
i agree, she could have handled it better too... i dont like rude people either. it definatly would have been a better situation if she had simply let you know nicely that it doesnt look good or that she had a problem with it. No excuse for her rudeness though. Some people dont give others the benefit of the doubt before they jump to conclusions. But it probably didnt look the best seeing a grown man sleeping on a couch during a church service. would have been better probably to sit and lean on your arm. But no harm done. Its over. You still have a job. fuggettaboutit.
02-23-2005, 10:50 PM #10
IMHO, if you were being paid to keep an eye on someone and you took a nap, well, then you couldn't have been doing your job. That's the only problem I see here . . .
I suppose they could have hired a Hindu or Mormon or atheist to do your job, so nobody should automatically presume you share their religious opinions. If you think the church's teaching is crazy, well, you belong there for the simple reason that you're being paid to be there, and I would think that Sweden has laws against job discrimination based on religious belief, so the church people can't really ask the government to fire you because you don't beleive the same way they do.
On the other hand, you can't go there and be disruptive and show disrespect. Personally, I wouldn't consider dozing off to be either disruptive or disrespectful, even if you did so in a front row church pew. But if you took a nap in an area where people would not expect to find people sleeping, like in a church classroom, or a hallway, then ya, it would be like sleeping in the hallway of a movie theater or supermarket or other public place, and could be considered unreasonable. But if you took a nap in a closet or someplace where you could reasonably expect not to be noticed, then ya, that wouldn't be improper or disrespectful.
Pretty much, stay awake when you're working, and if ya gotta take a nap, do so somewhere where you won't be noticed . . . stick to that, and you'll be just fine.
02-23-2005, 10:56 PM #11
If you did sleep in church this is because God wanted you to sleep in church!
02-23-2005, 11:59 PM #12
I think if I even stepped inside a church I'd burst into flames or something.
02-24-2005, 04:28 AM #13Originally Posted by Tock
Il hide upp better next time thats for sure
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