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Another Atheist whining about bibles....

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An atheist in Georgia is launching an assault on the presence of Bibles in a state-run vacation lodge. Ed Buckner, an author and the former head of American Atheists, an organization devoted to church-state separatism, apparently complained last month after he found Gideon Bibles at a lodge he rented in North Georgia.

While Buckner, 67, believes that the presence of the holy books represents a violation of the separation of church and state, some politicians, including Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, disagree with this assessment, Reuters reports.

After his stay at the lodge, Buckner complained and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources then reportedly removed the books from cabins and rooms at state parks while the issue was being reviewed. However, Deal ordered that the Bibles be returned — an action that is sure to draw the ire of atheist activists.

In fact, Buckner is considering a lawsuit and is calling the scenario “outrageous.” It isn’t uncommon for activists to take to the courts, as TheBlaze has repeatedly highlighted, to make their grievances heard.

“I can very much imagine this turning into a lawsuit,” he said, according to Reuters. “It’s outrageous that anybody thinks this is acceptable.”

In a statement, though, Deal noted that he and the state’s attorney general, Sam Olens, are in agreement that the return and general inclusion of the Bibles is permissible.

“These Bibles are donated by outside groups, not paid for by the state, and I do not believe that a Bible in a bedside table drawer constitutes a state establishment of religion,” the governor said. “In fact, any group is free to donate literature.”

A Gideons spokesperson told Reuters that the organization, which is said to have donated billions of Bibles since its inception, has not yet seen the presence of their books challenged in other states. As for the governor’s pledge to allow other literature, atheist activists may end up taking him up on that offer, as they have taken similar stances and actions in the past.

(H/T: Reuters)


by on May. 16, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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tnmomofive
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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LOL This man need's to get a life jeez.

etsmom
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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I just want to know how this personally effects him? Did he walk into that room and start searching for the bible and then when he found it he was deeply offended by it's presence?  Was he violated by the book? I mean after all, it is just a book until a person gives it power by believing in it. Did it climb out of the drawer and convert him?

tnmomofive
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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They say his head did a 360 and vomitted pea soup.

Quoting etsmom:

I just want to know how this personally effects him? Did he walk into that room and start searching for the bible and then when he found it he was deeply offended by it's presence?  Was he violated by the book? I mean after all, it is just a book until a person gives it power by believing in it. Did it climb out of the drawer and convert him?



mikiemom
by Ruby Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Aother bigoted christian pissed because they aren't allowed to force their religion down peoples throats. Why can't you be satisfied with having your bibles at home why do they have to be in public places?

T-HoneyLuv
by on May. 16, 2013 at 3:30 PM
The visual I am picturing of him being violated by a book is hilarious... Lol.


Quoting etsmom:

I just want to know how this personally effects him? Did he walk into that room and start searching for the bible and then when he found it he was deeply offended by it's presence?  Was he violated by the book? I mean after all, it is just a book until a person gives it power by believing in it. Did it climb out of the drawer and convert him?


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tnmomofive
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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Whenever I have seen any bibles at a hotel they are always shoved in a bedside drawer.That is such a big threat.Shoved in a drawer out of site not down my throat.

Quoting mikiemom:

Aother bigoted christian pissed because they aren't allowed to force their religion down peoples throats. Why can't you be satisfied with having your bibles at home why do they have to be in public places?



romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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Damned atheists just don't know they are supposed to sit there and shut up and allow religious literature everywhere including in state sponsored accommodations.

Tsk tsk tsk

UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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I find his complaint to be far more annoying than the Bibles.

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM
"the governor said. “In fact, any group is free to donate literature.”


Quoting Seasidegirl:

Hmm. I wonder if the state-run lodges would carry the Koran? What about the Bhagavad Gita? the Torah?
Do you think people would complain about them? Why or why not?

talia-mom
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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How often do you search every drawer in a hotel and do you do it so you can get offended


Quoting mikiemom:

Aother bigoted christian pissed because they aren't allowed to force their religion down peoples throats. Why can't you be satisfied with having your bibles at home why do they have to be in public places?



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