Why is it that atheists like me who think up that stuff aren't billionaires with batteries of attorneys on retainer so I can $tand to find out the answer? lol *sighs, eyes piggy bank who's wincing in the corner*>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I know Butterfly! If we had the money though, I think we'd be wasting it. You can't fix dumb.
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.
Interestingly enough I can trace the beginning of my transition from Christianity to atheism to a Gideon bible. It was a long time ago, but I can still remember thinking while I was reading through Genesis, "If he knew what was going to happen in advance, then why did he put the tree there in the first place?" I never got past that single question. I kept on reading the bible, (I still do to this day although for vastly different reasons), looking for a new hook to hang my faith on but the more I read, the fewer hooks there seemed to be until finally one day I woke up and realized that I had become an atheist. Its interesting how unintended consequences work.
The real irony of it is that it was through picking up a different Gideons bible in a different hotel room several years before that which rekindled my interest in my former faith enough to cause me to pick up the one that eventually resulted in my abandonment of those beliefs.
So I say leave 'em in the rooms but the post it notes are cool too.