I need to submit and present well documented research reports of mine to a panel of experts. It is well known that there is a custom of including dedication page to any significant reports.
I want to include the statements like
Dedicated to god <-name->
My colleagues are cautioning me to not include such statements due to multiple reasons. The key reasons include: panel mates may be atheists and hence may not receive it properly, it is not encouraged for a research aspirant to mention god related statements in academic matters etc.,
I am interested to know the validity of the second reason: is it true that dedicating my report to god can be taken as a pit to my research aspiration?