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USPS discriminates against "Athiest" merchandise

fish waffle (179067) writes | about a year and a half ago


fish waffle (179067) writes "Suspecting that their strongly branded "Athiest" products may be treated differently by more religiously-oriented postal regions, Kickstarter success Athiest Shoes conducted an experiment. They sent 178 envelopes to 89 people in different parts of the US, each person receiving one envelope prominently branded as "Athiest" merchandise, and one not. The results: packages with the athiest label were nearly 10 times more likely to never be received, and took on average 3 days longer to show up when they did. Control experiments were also done in Europe and Germany---it's definitely a USPS problem."
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Simple solution (1)

Deadstick (535032) | about a year and a half ago | (#43287739)

The USPS penalizes bad spelling.

Is this a troll ? (1)

nu1x (992092) | about a year and a half ago | (#43287841)

At first I thought this was elaborate troll and USPS is discriminating on the likeness of the word "atheist" - then I saw that project site properly spells "atheist".

Big surprise here (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43288469)

Atheism is very, very unpopular in the U.S. Ask anybody who has worked in a Congressional office. To this day letters protesting the existence of atheism are the #1 or #2 highest-volume topics. And Madeline Murray O'Hair was actually murdered because of her support for atheism.

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