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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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BlueRay
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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As an atheist I have to say ppl like this are really annoying. If you don't like the Bible don't read it, you won't catch the christ by being in the same room as the Bible. So stupid!
momto3B
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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I am an atheist and the truth is that more atheists then not do not go shouting our position from the roof top. 


Billiejeens
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM

 


Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Any chance you all will catch on at some pont?

Quoting romalove:

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

 

 

I don't make these kinds of complaints.

I also don't complain if others do.

It is their right.

When will you catch on to that?

I won't

In that same room there is most certainly a television, and on that television is much more anti-Christian/Heathen information than that one Bible can offset.

Should I be offended that the TV is in the room?

 

elzingah36
by Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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These Bibles have been in hotels,motels,and lodges forever. I have no clue on just how long the Bibles have actually been there but I know it's been a long time. What's pushy about it? They put a Bible in a drawer. That's it. No other Scripture no paperwork stating Christian beliefs or how to convert...just a book in a drawer next to(usually)the yellow pages. There's one of those in practically every hotel,motel,and lodge drawer to. Is it pushy to have the yellow pages? Of course not...because it's just a book. A person doesn't have to read it let alone touch or look at. Same with the Bible. Close the drawer,don't look at or read it if you don't want to. It's just a book.

Quoting SunshneDaydream:

It is kind of silly for Bibles to be in hotel rooms and other lodging facilities.  It's silly for this guy to make such a stink about it, but it's never made sense to me why the Bibles are there.  If someone really needed to read a Bible while away from home, wouldn't they just bring their own?  It seems a little "pushy" of Christians to think they need to donate their texts to these establishments.

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romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens:



Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:


Any chance you all will catch on at some pont?

Quoting romalove:

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



I don't make these kinds of complaints.

I also don't complain if others do.

It is their right.

When will you catch on to that?

I won't

In that same room there is most certainly a television, and on that television is much more anti-Christian/Heathen information than that one Bible can offset.

Should I be offended that the TV is in the room?


LOL

The television is "anti-Christian/Heathen"?

I wasn't aware that an entertainment medium was religious.

Of course, you will be missing EWTN, and The Great American Bible Challenge, and all the Sunday morning preachers....

romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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Quoting elzingah36:

These Bibles have been in hotels,motels,and lodges forever. I have no clue on just how long the Bibles have actually been there but I know it's been a long time. What's pushy about it? They put a Bible in a drawer. That's it. No other Scripture no paperwork stating Christian beliefs or how to convert...just a book in a drawer next to(usually)the yellow pages. There's one of those in practically every hotel,motel,and lodge drawer to. Is it pushy to have the yellow pages? Of course not...because it's just a book. A person doesn't have to read it let alone touch or look at. Same with the Bible. Close the drawer,don't look at or read it if you don't want to. It's just a book.

Quoting SunshneDaydream:

It is kind of silly for Bibles to be in hotel rooms and other lodging facilities.  It's silly for this guy to make such a stink about it, but it's never made sense to me why the Bibles are there.  If someone really needed to read a Bible while away from home, wouldn't they just bring their own?  It seems a little "pushy" of Christians to think they need to donate their texts to these establishments.

In motels and hotels, no one cares.

Those are private institutions and they can do whatever they want.

The state run vacation lodge, in this instance, is seen by the complainer as an extension of the state, and that's why they are complaining.

The question should be...if Bibles don't do any good being in all those places, why do people bother to pay money to place them there?

talia-mom
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM

She didn't say that all.


Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:



Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:


Any chance you all will catch on at some pont?

Quoting romalove:

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



I don't make these kinds of complaints.

I also don't complain if others do.

It is their right.

When will you catch on to that?

I won't

In that same room there is most certainly a television, and on that television is much more anti-Christian/Heathen information than that one Bible can offset.

Should I be offended that the TV is in the room?


LOL

The television is "anti-Christian/Heathen"?

I wasn't aware that an entertainment medium was religious.

Of course, you will be missing EWTN, and The Great American Bible Challenge, and all the Sunday morning preachers....



romalove
by Roma on May. 16, 2013 at 4:11 PM


Quoting talia-mom:

She didn't say that all.


Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:



Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:


Any chance you all will catch on at some pont?

Quoting romalove:

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



I don't make these kinds of complaints.

I also don't complain if others do.

It is their right.

When will you catch on to that?

I won't

In that same room there is most certainly a television, and on that television is much more anti-Christian/Heathen information than that one Bible can offset.

Should I be offended that the TV is in the room?


LOL

The television is "anti-Christian/Heathen"?

I wasn't aware that an entertainment medium was religious.

Of course, you will be missing EWTN, and The Great American Bible Challenge, and all the Sunday morning preachers....



Well is a television a religious object or isn't it?

talia-mom
by Gold Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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But she didn't say it was.  She said it showed anti-Christian programming.

If people want to complain about the Bibles in the rooms, then providing a tv that offers anti-Christian shows is the same thing.

No one has to read or watch either one.   However, I doubt you would ever object to a state run lodge having a channel devoted to paganism on the tv.


Quoting romalove:


Quoting talia-mom:

She didn't say that all.


Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:



Quoting romalove:


Quoting Billiejeens:


Any chance you all will catch on at some pont?

Quoting romalove:

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



I don't make these kinds of complaints.

I also don't complain if others do.

It is their right.

When will you catch on to that?

I won't

In that same room there is most certainly a television, and on that television is much more anti-Christian/Heathen information than that one Bible can offset.

Should I be offended that the TV is in the room?


LOL

The television is "anti-Christian/Heathen"?

I wasn't aware that an entertainment medium was religious.

Of course, you will be missing EWTN, and The Great American Bible Challenge, and all the Sunday morning preachers....



Well is a television a religious object or isn't it?



Farmlady09
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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Quite frankly, I'm sick of offended Atheists. They offend me.

Secular crap is everywhere ~ including on hotel televisions. I think those should be banned because of the porn and violence and cussing. Actually, I'd rather just counter sue Atheists and demand proof that the Constitution says that they have a right to never be offended.

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