Are some of you haunting the Blaze polls?


I ask because they have an indignant article up about how the air force is no longer requesting that any lodging they use have bibles in the room — and the associated poll is already going the godless way! That’s just not like the Blaze.

Is the Air Force right to remove the Bible requirement?

Yes. 70.3%

Nope. 28.82%

I’m in the middle on this one. 0.87%

I’m feeling redundant. In a good way.

Comments

  1. Brownian says

    Is the Air Force right to remove the Bible requirement this a goddamn no brainer thanks to the US constitution?

    No need to thank me, Glenn Beck. You getting hit by a semi because you were pulling your crying bullshit will be thanks enough.

    “The Air Force is apparently complicit to this. I don‘t know if they’re removing the Bibles, but at least they’re removing [them] from the checklists, [the result being that] whoever cleans the rooms is no longer required to check whether the Bible is in place,” he explained. ”So if somebody steals one of those Bibles or if they’re confiscated by atheist complainers or put in the trash, then sadly Christian people will not have access to read the Bible at night.”

    Jesus died for your sins. The least you can do is buy your own damn copy of his fucking book, you lazy, cheap, selfish assholes.

  2. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Should the air force provide free copies of the Bhagavad Gita to every one of its airmen and officers who ever stay in a hotel?

    Vote below!

  3. Doug Little says

    Fuck, after reading the comments on that thread I think I’m gonna exercise my 2nd amendment rights and start amassing an arsenal. Those fuckers are seriously crazy, delusional and so worked up they can’t even understand the simple concept of bringing your own bible if you wish to read it.

  4. Brownian says

    Fuck, after reading the comments on that thread I think I’m gonna exercise my 2nd amendment rights and start amassing an arsenal.

    Trust me: it’s much more satisfying to use your own, bare hands.

  5. Andrew Mahone says

    Is it possible that Reddit’s /r/atheism has something to do with it? There are about 700,000 subscribers, and sometimes a call to bomb one of these polls makes it to the front page. If it’s a clear church/state separation issue, it’s fairly likely.

  6. Alverant says

    The crazies there aren’t very literate either. All the article says is that starting with the next fiscal year, places providing lodgings for Air Force members won’t be REQUIRED to have bibles. Yet looks like 90%+ of the whiners are saying they’re taking their bibles away.

  7. blindrobin says

    With the state of the USAF I would suspect that most traveling personnel would be carrying bundles of bibles and leaving them strewn about their lodgings like dogs leave fleas.

  8. petzl20 says

    I cannot believe some of the traction The Blaze is getting.

    I’m seeing some of their “articles” in the YAHOO newsfeed. It was rhetorically asking whether the country is heading to Communism. (Guess what the answer was.)

    I was literally disgusted to see that their propaganda feed actually is making it into the news bloodstream, like an infectious agent.

  9. Trebuchet says

    According to his obituary, my great-grandfather, one of the founding members of The Gideons, was the one who moved at their annual meeting that they take it as a mission to place Bibles in hotel rooms. I always look to see if Great-Grandaddy’s Bible is there. It pretty much always is.

  10. robro says

    I’m guessing Gideon leaves a KJV Bible. What about all the others? Perhaps they should leave one of each. Such ecumenicalism will surely help with poor Rockies revival.

  11. Andrew Mahone says

    Just after I posted that, I decided to go look. This poll was the second item from the top on the atheism subreddit.

  12. timberwoof says

    sadly Christian people will not have access to read the Bible at night

    Oh, boohoo. I can’t tell you how sympathetic I am to such a tragedy. You foolish Christians don’t know enough to pack your own pocket-sized Bible when you go traveling, and you depend on the Gideons to make the world safe for you?

    And here I thought the Gideons did that as part of the Christian recruitment drive. You know, to compensate for how Christianity is a choice and not a genetic trait you have to recruit people. You seem to think that Christianity is so wonderfully good that all it takes to convert someone is to leave a Bible in their hotel room so they’ll read it and get hooked.

  13. Suido says

    Ouch. The comments on that poll are unbelievable. My face hurts from the stupidity.

  14. StevoR says

    Latest voting figures as of now :

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    Should the Air Force remove the requirement that Bibles be placed in rooms? Take the poll:

    Thank you for voting!
    Yes. 89.21%

    Nope. 10.12%

    I’m in the middle on this one. 0.67%

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    ***

    A pop-up offering folks a direct e-mailing of the Blaze e-newsletter emials summinlike that came up when Ilicked onthesite which may have a role in how us godless heathens are keeping tabs on and “haunting” these maybe?

  15. StevoR says

    D’oh! Typos.

    I clicked onthe site not licked it!

    Also emails not ‘emials’ plus more such as the spacing errors. Sigh.

    Memo to self : Always preview!

  16. StevoR says

    Thinking of typos, I like the the (currently) first comment’s one :

    SiToNiTsOrOs1
    Posted on April 24, 2012 at 2:24pm

    USAF…..I could think of a good acronym here, but I can’t make that foul of a post. USAF: Grow back your SPINE and stop cowtowing to those who would be better off living in another country.

    Emphasis added.

    Cow towing soudns a bit like cow tipping only some what more challenging – and a possible way to get your bovine supply facilities to give y’all butter instead of milk!

  17. JohnnieCanuck says

    Cow towing. That’s when you use oxen to pull a vehicle out of the ditch, right?

  18. Marcus Hill says

    I really should learn not to read the comments on these things. If I can’t manage that, I really must try not to be surprised when all the idiots think that “not requiring (religious thing x)” is actually “banning (religious thing x)”.

  19. julietdefarge says

    How many Air Force inns and authorized lodgings are there, anyway? We must be talkin’ dozens!

    As a former Army member, I’d like to see a requirement that all Army lodgings are insect-resistant, and have floors, roofs, and walls.

  20. Rev. BigDumbChimp says

    @DUG…
    Your understanding is twisted and not what the Founders said. English Kings created the Chuch of England and suppressed all other Religions… from which the Settlers of America fled. So, in the Limits upon Government, the Constitution, they imposed… the Government could not become in Religion. So, if Atheism is a Religion the Government cannot support it… and if it is not a Religion then it has No Moral nor Social Standing. You, the individual, are entitled to your Religious Choices… and no one forces you to read a Bible nor watch a TV Channel!

    Soak that little tidbit of shitty logic in.

  21. LuminiferousEthan says

    So how come the hotels don’t keep a copy of Cosmos by Carl Sagan in the drawer in case I forgot mine at home? Why don’t we just turn every hotel room into a complete library with every book ever printed…just in case someone forgot their own book at home?

  22. says

    I cannot believe some of the traction The Blaze is getting.

    I’m seeing some of their “articles” in the YAHOO newsfeed. It was rhetorically asking whether the country is heading to Communism. (Guess what the answer was.)

    I was literally disgusted to see that their propaganda feed actually is making it into the news bloodstream, like an infectious agent

    Why? It’s not like Fox didn’t infect ages ago and journalists act like frightened toadying cowards at the threat of being labeled ‘biased’ by Fox.

  23. Thomathy, Holy Trinity of Conflation: Atheist-Secularist-Darwinist says

    Rev. BigDumbChimp, mmmmmm catch 22s; they’re easier to digest than paradoxes.