I remember when we had the old outhouse as a kid. Usually the Sears catalog was in there and us kids would enjoy the pictures of women in bras and underwear. Maybe we would enjoy them too long, but we knew what the book was for.
In a hotel with Gideon bibles you could inform the clerk as you were leaving that a few pages were missing. Tell him you are sorry, but you ran out of toilet paper.
I personally think the bible would make bad toilet paper. It is to slick, kind of like the gospel inside.
Seriously - I usually just take it and throw it away the first opportunity I get.
Gideons spend money to put these in hotels and motels. Let them keep wasting their money and their time.
I have marked them up. Written questions all over them. Pointed out the errors and the contradictions.
Kind of just depends on how much time I have, and how bored I am.
More fun is to mark them up and then leave them in a public restroom someplace. Kind of kills two birds with one stone - takes it form the hotel/motel, and leaves it where somebody will definitely notice it.
A bible is good for many things, like toilet paper, fire starter, need to stop that wobbly table? Need to blow your nose? The choices are endless!
Truthfully, I still have a bible. I have many versions of bibles. I have a religious library. From time to time I look some of this stuff over, read a passage from apologetic literature, and think what the hell were they smoking?
I also have several bibles to use for reference. Do you happen to have an original 1611 King James version? I've been told that the name "Jesus" is not used in that version. Wondering if that's true.
I don't have anything that old, but the name "Iesus" is used throughout the 1611 King James version, and is a Latin form of a Greek word coming closer to Joshua today. So what is the real name of god? Put some vowels into JHVH if you like, OR just be aware that the name changes according to the language of the day.
Counting occurences in the Apocrypha, the name 'Jesus' occurs 1009 times in the King James Version.
If it is the 1611 version then the name is spelled "Iesus." From 1611 until now the name has changed according to the language usage of the time.
Origami is a great way to combat boredom if there's nothing on TV and you can't sleep. The paper folds really nicely. Also, many hotels have shredders.
Of course, America was never "founded on christian principals" but you can not convince the theist of this. For some reason they have all become convinced that you just couldn't worship god in England anymore. It must have been that mean old king. In search of a place where you could worship god, they all came here and eventually our "christian founding fathers" (almost all were Deist) won independance and set up our "christian nation."
In one sense it means everyone watches TV evangelists way too much. In another sense it means that history becomes in the end what you say it is. Many of us need to go back and study it all again because it just didn't happen that way.
Found 2 gideon bibles in the waiting room of my gastrointestinal place last month, but I didn't do a thing to them because it's the only one in town, I need to frequent that establishment every 5 years, and don't want a doctor taking revenge on my colon.