Atheist Discrimination by the U.S. Post Office?

Are U.S. postal workers tampering with or destroying U.S. mail? According to this article,

Packages sealed with “Atheist” tape go missing 10x more often than controls

… the evidence suggests they are.

Does the United States Postal Service discriminate against atheists? A recent experiment suggests it does. ATHEIST SHOES is a German based-company that, as its name suggests, makes comfy kicks “for people who don’t believe in god(s).” The company regularly ships shoes, like the ones pictured above, to America. When it does, it seals its boxes with tape featuring the company logo, which is stylized as “ATHEIST · ATHEIST · ATHEIST.” But these shipments often run into problems.

The company did an experiment. They sent TWO boxes for every order, to 89 people in the U.S., representing 49 U.S. states. Not only did the boxes sealed with the company logo “Atheist” take an average of 3 days longer, some of the “Atheist” boxes went missing entirely.

As to the missing shoes, it’s still possible people — neighbors, perhaps — are stealing the boxes after delivery, but the delayed shipments definitely suggests postal worker involvement.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ed.janison edjanison

    The USPS-OIG needs to do controlled deliveries, such as when they are doing drug/kiddie porn stings.