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Air Force Officer Told to Remove Bible from Desk

Wandered Wrote: May 03, 2013 1:54 PM
Let's say you're a an enlisted evangelical whose faith is a very significant part of your life, and you work hard every day to make your life a living witness. One day, you walk into your new commanding officer's office and glance down, only to see a copy of The God Delusion on his desk. Maybe seeing that wouldn't offend you and you probably wouldn't quiver with fear upon seeing it. But.... Now you have reason to believe that this officer, who assigns you work and evaluates you on performance, might consider you delusional. Could that impact the way he interprets your actions? Could that subconsciously impact how he rates your performance? If several officers had the same book prominently on their desks, would it give you pause...
Wandered Wrote: May 03, 2013 1:56 PM
... to wonder whether maybe non-believers might have a leg up at this command?
Ken6226 Wrote: May 03, 2013 2:45 PM
More likely, the atheist would be defended in the name of freedom.
Wandered Wrote: May 03, 2013 3:09 PM
Many Christians feel persecuted as it is, so the site of a book like this might make them that much more paranoid and uncomfortable - feeling as though they are in hostile territory. Most respondents on this article have no idea what it is like to be a religious minority, but that will change over time.
Dean197 Wrote: May 04, 2013 6:04 PM
It would be interesting to see if anyone who thinks Christians are being singled out gets why a Bible, a Qu'ran, or The God Delusion on an officer's desk is inappropriate.