Georgia State Park Cabins to Have Non-Religious Books as Well as Bibles

A national atheist group said Monday that it will donate its literature for use in cabins and lodges in Georgia's state parks after the governor's recent decision to allow Bibles there.

David Silverman, president of the Cranford, N.J.-based American Atheists organization, said his group is just waiting for an answer from the state on what the best procedure is to donate several books, including one titled "Why I Am An Atheist."

"We expect fair treatment, we anticipate fair treatment and we look forward to fair treatment," Silverman said. "If the state is going to put Bibles in the cabins, they must allow alternate points of view — all alternative points of view without taking sides."

Story from ABC News.

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Sounds fair to me

If they are in institutions that are paid for by the taxpayer there is a responsibility for openness or nothing atall. I think this is the best way of resolving the issue. Maybe it would be even better to just have a box of all materials donated by groups in one place so they can be utilised or ignored just as easily depending on your interests.

There is no need to have them in the bedside tables etc.

If it's taxpayer supported

If it's taxpayer supported they can't just allow the materials of one religion. Personally it makes more sense to me to not allow ANY material because they could quickly be overrun with reading material. Plus I don't think anyone reads those things anyway, if they are a reader they'll bring their own material with them.

Bibles, etc., in state park cabins

I agree with anonymous here--and that (not the huge media circus and potential lawsuits, etc.) is what I quietly sought when I first objected, on 28 April, to the nine Protestant Bibles in a state-owned park cabin. --Ed Buckner

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