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...
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