The Germans are very suspicious, I tell you! I seems that shoeboxes they send across the Atlantic to their Godless American friends are 10 times more likely to disappear if they are marked with the company’s logo, compared to those who are not, according to their own tests.
“A series of control tests in Europe demonstrate no such bias.”
The Jewish inspired Atheist Shoes calls itself ”a cadre of shoemakers & artists in Berlin, Germany” that hand-make artsy shoes for “people who don’t believe in god(s).” The company also claims to have “lots of customers” in the United States.
Yet it shipments to US customers sometimes “take longer than they should to arrive” and “even go missing,” according to Atheist Shoes.
The shoe company got suspicious when US customers began requesting that Atheist Shoes not tp pack box shipments with tape trumpeting the company’s name and ideology — and the word “atheist” displayed repeatedly. So they decided to do a test.
Atheis Shoes then sent two packages each to 89 people (178 packages total) canvassing nearly every US state — one package with the Atheist-branded tape, one without.
And the results indicates that someone at the US Postal Service perhaps may have taken upon themselves to do a bit of God’s Work.
According to Atheist Shoes, company-branded packages took on average three days longer to reach their destination and were 10 times more likely to disappear outright. An Atheist-branded package sent to Michigan arrived 37 days later than its non-branded companion. What’s more, the company claim to have run a series of control tests in Europe which “demonstrate no such bias.”
The study, unfortunately, do not analyze if there’s a difference in the disappearance rate for different types of shoes. That would be an interesting detail.
The German company describes its shoes as “Bauhaus-inspired,” referring to a German crafts and arts school that operated in the early 20th century, eschewing ornamentation and emphasizing harmony between an object’s function and design. Last described as a failure to “recognition of the human element,” and an “acknowledgement of the dated, unattractive aspects of the Bauhaus as a projection of utopia marked by mechanistic views of human nature. Home hygiene without home atmosphere.”
Atheis, or not – the Devil is usually in the details….
And if I have learned one thing in this life, it is that God will not tie my shoes without me!
(Source: TIME News Feed)
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- Is the US Postal Service Biased Against Atheists? Check Out This Study (patheos.com)
- Boxes with an “Athiest” label 10X more likely to be lost by USPS (boingboing.net)
- ‘Atheist’ shoe company claims U.S. Postal Service is discriminatory (rawstory.com)
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