Not being one for shying away from controversy, I am compelled to post regarding the removal of Bibles from the rooms at Pollock Halls of Residence, The University of Edinburgh's largest accommodation site for first year students.
Bibles are to be removed, according to Student (that pinnacle of accurate reporting)...
Apparently having a Gideon's Bible in the rooms is seen as presumptuous, and rumour has it, the LGBT community had been lobbying for this.
This, as far as I am concerned, is another erosion of the Christian community - a Bible is hardly an offensive object - if you need it you may read it, and find solace in it. If you don't, then you can ignore it. I have a hundred books on my shelf I haven't read yet. Perhaps some day I'll read them. Perhaps some day I'll feel the need to read them. Perhaps some day they will provide me with a brillaint insight into life, and what it is all about.
To deprive people of that chance is criminal.
Oh, but they'll argue the Bible is available in common areas, and the Chaplaincy is available for people to seek advice. What about those who seek solace, and understanding in the book? What about those who may otherwise be embarassed by being seen reading the Bible, for fear of the slagging from their so called "mates"?
It's all very Farenheit 451, isn't it?