Basically been applying for a couple of jobs recently and had had him look over it for spelling mistakes etc..
Anyway on the one it asked for your religion, one of the options was athiesm and so I selected it, he told me to put it to christianity to be as he put it "middle of the road."
Anyway, I disagree.. but just want confirmation.. he is living in the 70's?
People have many misconceptions when it comes to 'atheism' - it's far easier to put agnostic or Christian.
There's a similar age gap with putting "Nationality: White British", like some sort of badge of honour at the top of your CV.
It shouldn't be an issue at all, but it is sometimes the elder generations doing the hiring and firing.
If you want the best shot at employment choose a minority religion.
1. Are you atheist? Do you understand what that means?
2. You don't have to go to church every week to be a Christian.
They won't see that bit of your application - it just gets collected for equality monitoring purposes, just like whatever information you had to put down about you race/sexuality/age etc.
I usually put 'prefer to not answer' for just this reason