I am new to Nexus and I was delighted for purely selfish reasons reading your post.
I have started a 'take the bible challenge' with my own web blog, forgive me now for seeming to promote it, but I would like you and others to honestly let me know what you think. I have basically being either asking motels/hotels and other organisations in the public arena to either remove the bible or place another book of science etc next to it.
This blatant promoting of one faith is just simply wrong. For years it has annoyed me that organisations such as hotels presume I would wish to gain comfort from reading the bible and that they think it is still an acceptable practice to promote the bible in such a singular manner.
My blogs are;
Let me know if this of interest to anyone,
I think it is wrong to steal the bible, or destroy it. But the post-it notes are perfectly acceptable.
A hotel is not a public place, so if a hotel wants to place bibles in their rooms it is their right.
You have the freedom to book the room or not, or the read the bible or not.
I think it is more reasonable to request a room WITHOUT a bible. Say that your religion (say FSM)
forbids you to be in the same room with this unholy text that contradicts the teachings of FSM.
If there still is a bible in your room, make a big fuzz.
Or better, tell them that your religion doesn't allow you to be within 30 feet of a bible.
That way they also have to remove the bibles in the rooms next to you (and below and above you).
If enough people do this, eventually they will make bibles in hotel rooms optional.