.. a Humanist could get away with refusing to sell a Bible or the Koran in a book store?
I wonder if...
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Is this a comment on a news story? If so, I haven't seen it.
If I had a book shop, I'd sell the hell out of the suckers. (Highlight the "best" bits, first, though.)
At the risk of offending the believers out there, my experience is that the more people read these marvelous works in all their gory detail, the likelier those people are to -- ping! -- turn into Humanists.
It's a Daily Fail non-story about Marks & Spencer allowing Muslim employees to refuse to sell pork and alcohol. Which actually turned out to be incorrect, just one store manager misinterpreting guidelines. But it succeeded in stirring up some hate, so all is well. Newsthump have already spoofed it quite brilliantly.
Someone also raised the question about vegans refusing to sell animal products.
We can all do it.
We had a go at covering it over in The Bogs
Cultural as ever.
Me being a stroppy git, I would say "No, I'm not going to move to a different checkout. If this store sells these products, then it's you that has a problem, not me. Go get another assistant."
And if I was the store manger, I'd sack the assistant. If the assisatnt doesn't like selling those products, don't work in that store. It would be like a vegan applying for a job at an abbatoir and then refusing to slaughter animals.
But I imagine the actual situation was nothing like that at all, and the press as usual are just having a good stir.
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