Why I canceled a helicopter magazine subscription.
I am not a religious person. In fact, I lean toward atheism. I do, however, have a lot of respect for other people’s religious beliefs.
As long as they don’t try to push them on me.
So imagine my surprise when I realized that a 32-page, tabloid-format helicopter magazine I’d subscribed to included a full-page article by a Christian minister that attempted to relate Jesus to flying helicopters.
What is the point of having a sermon — because that’s exactly what it is — appear in a helicopter magazine? Is the publisher trying to push his religious beliefs on the readers of this otherwise non-religious publication? Sure looks that way to me.
And I find that offensive. Not only does it disregard the beliefs of non-Christians like Jews and Muslims, but it also disregards the non-beliefs of atheists and people like me who simply don’t want to read about someone else’s religion. Or support a publication that pushes a religious beliefs where it’s not appropriate.
So I cancelled my subscription.
This is only one example of where religion is beginning to appear in inappropriate places. Can you think of other places? Use the Comments link or form to share your thoughts. Just don’t use them to preach to me.