Do I need to replace holy with sacred in the following formal writing, because a Christian reader might take offense?
The poor survey design and irresponsible use of the results left the parents and their guests with the impression that the district was looking for a way to back up its positions with some kind of data, any kind of data. Questions posed about the holy “data” were seen as obstructions of the 504 process.
Description of the survey: the teachers were asked to fill out a google doc. For each accommodation on the child's 504 plan, each teacher was supposed to say, "yes, should continue to be provided," or "no, etc.," and there was an optional comment field. There were three major problems with this survey: (1) Data should have been taken on whether providing a particular accommodation seemed to result in fewer incidents of misbehavior, or a better rate of e.g. handing in homework (the child has OCD and hoards completed homeworks in his knapsack; also I can prevent homework assignments from being ripped up or stuffed in the toilet by reducing the repetitive math exercises); (2) the parents and the child weren't asked for their input; (3) the comments revealed that the teachers had not really understood most of the accommodations as written, and many of them were being judged without their having been actually provided. (Note, I would have loved to meet with the teachers to explain things, but I haven't been permitted to do so.)
I hope this is the kind of context that folks were hoping for, and I hope it wasn't too long.
There was some doubt about this use of holy being understandable. Here's the definition: "4. Regarded as deserving special respect or reverence" (freedictionary.com). Add some sarcasm and what you get is not-to-be-questioned.