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2012-04-23 09:20:39 PM
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2012-04-23 09:37:12 PM
If I can afford a stay at a hotel room (and I can), chances are I could afford to bring my own bible if I so desired. I don't get the logic here. In prisons, sure provide them with a religious book if they so desire. In hotels, I'm pretty sure most vacationers could bring their own copy if they wanted one.
 
2012-04-23 09:42:14 PM
Christians that read the bible every night probably have their own.
 
2012-04-23 09:43:07 PM

nekom: If I can afford a stay at a hotel room (and I can), chances are I could afford to bring my own bible if I so desired. I don't get the logic here. In prisons, sure provide them with a religious book if they so desire. In hotels, I'm pretty sure most vacationers could bring their own copy if they wanted one.


RTFA, the butthurt is worse than what you're expecting.
 
2012-04-23 09:45:02 PM
It's always the same choice at hotels: Bible or Porn.

Give me the Popol Vuh, and maybe porn wouldn't win.
 
2012-04-23 09:46:02 PM
www.godscare.net

If they were to be fair, there would be lots of broken drawers.
 
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2012-04-23 10:05:36 PM
THIS IS NOTHING BUT CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM!!

FREE BIBLES? WHAT'S NEXT, HOLY WATER DELIVERED BY ROOM SERVICE FOR FREE?
 
2012-04-23 10:19:09 PM
A lot of these rooms have internet access. if only there were sites on the internet where one could read the bible.
 
2012-04-23 10:29:52 PM
I've started painting the Buddhist sutras on the walls of hotel rooms with invisible glow in the dark ink. That way, when they turn out the light, they will be bathed by the light of the Heart Sutra.
 
2012-04-23 10:35:34 PM
I was in a hotel room once, years ago when I was a kid, and instead of a bible there was a book on Buddhism.

I wonder what the Christians would think about THAT.
 
2012-04-23 10:56:38 PM

Ambivalence: I was in a hotel room once, years ago when I was a kid, and instead of a bible there was a book on Buddhism.

I wonder what the Christians would think about THAT.


Book on Buddhism instead of Bible = Christians won't be able to read a Bible at night = Christians losing religious freedom.

Well, that was easy.
 
2012-04-24 12:05:16 AM
On-base lodging is considered a hotel now?
 
2012-04-24 12:10:24 AM
Anyone that will steal a bible could probably benefit from its contents. So long as they, ya know, actually read and live by the word of Jesus rather than doing what most Christians do.
 
2012-04-24 12:30:44 AM

RexTalionis: I've started painting the Buddhist sutras on the walls of hotel rooms with invisible glow in the dark ink. That way, when they turn out the light, they will be bathed by the light of the Heart Sutra.


That sounds like socialism.
 
2012-04-24 12:40:50 AM
I agree with this. But then, I'm of the opinion that when it comes to religion, it should be all religions (or at least the major ones) being represented or none.

None would be simpler. But if some Christians insist on having a Bible in all on-base housing, sure, but there should also be a Qu'ran, Rg Veda, the Book of Mormon, the Bhagavad Gita, the Dhammapada, and books on various mythologies..

I think some of these Christians want preferential treatment for Christianity which is, to me, unacceptable.
 
2012-04-24 12:42:26 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Christians that read the bible every night probably have their own.


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2012-04-24 12:42:29 AM

Mentat: RexTalionis: I've started painting the Buddhist sutras on the walls of hotel rooms with invisible glow in the dark ink. That way, when they turn out the light, they will be bathed by the light of the Heart Sutra.

That sounds like socialism.


That sounds like Radium. Be careful.
 
2012-04-24 12:57:52 AM

swaniefrmreddeer: [www.godscare.net image 500x309]

If they were to be fair, there would be lots of broken drawers.


Why does it look like Buddha is about to be ejaculated from a big cock on the cover of that book?
 
2012-04-24 01:04:02 AM
I'm sure there are Christians in the South of Sudan right now thinking "Sure, this is bad, but those poor Christians in America. Now THAT is persecution" as they wait to be viciously murdered by angry mobs backed up by the Sudanese Army.
 
2012-04-24 01:16:11 AM
Bibles placed in hotel rooms by The Gideons are meant to be taken.

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/Hot, like a stolen bible.
 
2012-04-24 01:16:19 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Anyone that will steal a bible could probably benefit from its contents. So long as they, ya know, actually read and live by the word of Jesus rather than doing what most Christians do.


Some time ago I had a friend ask me if he would get in trouble for stealing a hotel bible, he really wanted to read it. I told him the Gideons would be delighted to find it was missing.
 
2012-04-24 01:53:03 AM
In other news, on-base lodging farking REQUIRED a Bible to be placed in the rooms until now. They're not removing them, just not replacing them.

WTF business does a government agency have requiring any religious text be included in the specs for a room? That makes absolutely no sense to me.
 
2012-04-24 02:01:02 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: In other news, on-base lodging farking REQUIRED a Bible to be placed in the rooms until now. They're not removing them, just not replacing them.

WTF business does a government agency have requiring any religious text be included in the specs for a room? That makes absolutely no sense to me.


But fortunately, the good chaplain outlined the procedure for how they can now be removed and not replaced, so same net difference. Get on stealing those bibles.
 
2012-04-24 02:21:50 AM

swaniefrmreddeer: [www.godscare.net image 500x309]

If they were to be fair, there would be lots of broken drawers.


There should also be a Tanakh... While the so-called "Old Testament" may be found in the Christian Bible, some Jews would prefer to have their own version in the drawer at the Motel 6 Ritz-Carlton. Damn Christians stole our book and tacked on theirs...
 
2012-04-24 02:33:10 AM
When I check into a hotel room, if there's a god handbook in a drawer by the bed, it goes into the hallway or over the balcony.

/Don't like that shiat in my room.
 
2012-04-24 03:19:36 AM

SoxSweepAgain: When I check into a hotel room, if there's a god handbook in a drawer by the bed, it goes into the hallway or over the balcony.

/Don't like that shiat in my room.


Well, that's rational.

:-/
 
2012-04-24 03:56:05 AM
I got that book, by Penn and Teller: "How to Play in Traffic" and there was a section on how they kept the bible from every hotel room they stayed in, as a keep sake. I started doing that, and by the time I was 18 had about 50 or 60 of them.

/Had them sign the Gideon from the room my wife and I stayed in on our wedding night. They got a kick out of it.
 
2012-04-24 04:16:57 AM
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2012-04-24 04:29:55 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Anyone that will steal a bible could probably benefit from its contents


The Gideons have no problem with people taking the Bibles with them in fact they expect it. They don't give each hotel just enough to put one in each room, they give them extras and the hotel can always get more.
 
2012-04-24 04:39:42 AM

SoxSweepAgain: When I check into a hotel room, if there's a god handbook in a drawer by the bed, it goes into the hallway or over the balcony.

/Don't like that shiat in my room.


I do the same thing with phone books. I can't stand to be in the same structure as a book I never use and don't care about, even if other people might use it later. Fark them, the world revolves around ME.
 
2012-04-24 04:42:01 AM
BYOB
 
2012-04-24 04:43:10 AM
dont have a dog in this fight, but Ive never understood militant atheists.

Fine, you dont believe, but why the activism against those that do? Got nothing better to do with your free time? Do they do it just for fun?

If you resent them for being preachy, think. Why is it wrong for them to attack YOUR beliefs, buts it okay for you to go on the offensive and try to deny them theirs?
 
2012-04-24 04:47:22 AM

violentsalvation: On-base lodging is considered a hotel now?


Unfortunately, yes. The military has contracted out temporary lodging to civilians companies. I weep for the things that the military used to do for itself and now seems incapable of. Lodging is a drop in that bucket.
 
2012-04-24 04:49:04 AM

Yoyo: violentsalvation: On-base lodging is considered a hotel now?

Unfortunately, yes. The military has contracted out temporary lodging to civilians companies. I weep for the things that the military used to do for itself and now seems incapable of. Lodging is a drop in that bucket.


Next thing you know they'll pay companies to come in and paint everything olive drab instead of making the recruits do it.
 
2012-04-24 04:56:04 AM
what?

how you gonna roll a doobie when you ain't got no papers and can't make a pop can pipe?
 
2012-04-24 04:56:54 AM

untaken_name: Next thing you know they'll pay companies to come in and paint everything olive drab instead of making the recruits do it.


Um, I don't know what country you're in, but in the USA, the military ditched OD when it switched to the BDU in the 1980s, and in the past 20 years, the Army has not had recruits painting things.
 
2012-04-24 04:58:54 AM
What a ridiculous premise... Christians don't actually read the bible.

=Smidge=
 
2012-04-24 04:59:17 AM
Just do the same as I have to do with prostitutes and cocaine, bring your own.
 
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2012-04-24 05:02:32 AM
While staying at the hotel, don't you just hate it when you get to that special part of the bible and the pages are sticky, stuck together in an unfixable way?
 
2012-04-24 05:07:11 AM
In before the....no, no actually I'm too late....



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2012-04-24 05:08:48 AM
The people complaining about this are such a bunch of cry babies.

Oh boo-hoo, there is a Bible in a drawer, how awful!


Just don't read it, and let everyone else decide whether they want to use it or not.
 
2012-04-24 05:09:21 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Christians that read the bible every night probably have their own.


This... and the ones you find in a hotel room are Gideon versions... so not valid to most folk that would have a nightly need of a bible.
 
2012-04-24 05:11:39 AM
And it's in Georgia.. again... JUST DAMMIT!!! Do we not have enough problems w/o this sort of thing?!?

Seriously thinking of moving to either TN or FL... and that should tell you something. Just damn...
 
2012-04-24 05:11:54 AM
Ugh, the comments in TFA make me sick to my ass...
 
2012-04-24 05:15:00 AM

Yoyo: untaken_name: Next thing you know they'll pay companies to come in and paint everything olive drab instead of making the recruits do it.

Um, I don't know what country you're in, but in the USA, the military ditched OD when it switched to the BDU in the 1980s, and in the past 20 years, the Army has not had recruits painting things.


Yeah, right. Pull the other one. Next you'll probably try to convince me they let the homoseshuls in, too.
 
2012-04-24 05:15:48 AM
As for this ridiculous idea that 'every room should require a volume of each and every faith' idea"


75% of Americans are xians.
5% of Americans are religious non-xians.
15% of Americans are non-religious or atheists.
5% of Americans are.. well they won't say.

When it comes to the religious population of the United States, non-xians represent a whooping 6% in proportion. That means that if a religious person ends up in these rooms, there is a 94% chance they are xian. Since we are talking about the military, I'd even wager that the proportion of xian might be higher.

They are simply giving a service to the majority. They are not forcing religion on anyone, and this is not an issue of the separation of church and state. This is merely about convenience and giving service to the people who are using those rooms.

To complain about that is just ridiculous beyond reason.
 
2012-04-24 05:17:55 AM
FTA: "an extensive, 1,200-item checklist" used by innkeepers "to insure standards are being met and maintained."

Wow.
 
2012-04-24 05:22:27 AM
The majority of Americans, military personel, and criminals is christian. Why not have a bible? I don't understand people that want the world to sit on our hands with our eyes closed for fear of not being able to turn down temptation. So now they'll take out restaurant menus too? If you're not Christian it's the same thing right? There is outside influence everywhere. I'm tired of the atheist and homos and races shoving their crap down my throat the same as everyone else's. It just seems like certain groups of people are destroying the majority which will destroy them both.
 
2012-04-24 05:24:52 AM
It be a lot more useful to add something, like Hume's An Inquiry on Human Nature, than to remove the bible. After all, reading the bible has a decent shot of making you doubt more.
 
2012-04-24 05:25:50 AM

Ambivalence: I was in a hotel room once, years ago when I was a kid, and instead of a bible there was a book on Buddhism.

I wonder what the Christians would think about THAT.


The more intelligent Christians understand the correlation between Islam, Buddhism and Christianity so I wouldn't mind. I've attended masses for all of them in the military.
 
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