What do you do with hotel bibles?
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11-10-2012, 02:03 AM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
(11-10-2012 12:35 AM)LadyJane Wrote:  
(10-10-2012 11:00 PM)DLJ Wrote:  I bin 'em and Qurans too.

What does that mean?

My guess is to put them in a rubbish bin, aka throw them away, aka shitcan them.

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11-10-2012, 05:06 AM (This post was last modified: 11-10-2012 05:16 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
We've played "ring toss", and "hit the target", with a few in the pool. The manager wasn't too happy, but they didn't do much.

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11-10-2012, 08:12 AM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
Had this debate with Denicio several months back.

I was wrong when I said that you do not have the right to deface the Bibles in the room. The Gideons allowed anyone to take them from the room if need be; therefore, they give up their right of having the Bible as their property.

You absolutely have the right to totally deface it if you want.

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11-10-2012, 08:15 AM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
I draw on them... just like I do with the magazines at the dentist.

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11-10-2012, 08:46 AM (This post was last modified: 11-10-2012 08:50 AM by Janus.)
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
Insert your own loose page with a list of plainly ridiculous/sadistic/discriminatory verses (there are hundreds!) that the next user can look up for him/herself (don't make that list as long as your arm because no one will read that; 30 verses should be enough to make the point).

Of course you will have to actually read and study the bible in order to be able to make such a list...Shocking
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11-10-2012, 09:10 AM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
I'm not in hotels/motels very often (never, really), but if I found myself in one, I imagine I'd probably put a little note inside that says "Your God isn't real." or something to that effect.

I do the same thing at restaurants with the alcoholic drinks menu. I put a little note that says "You're a worthless drunk" inside the sleeve.

I'm just a dick that way Big Grin

Seriously though, when I'm at the dentist or something and see that they've got a Bible laying out on a table, I always wonder how they'd react if I asked them to put a copy of "The God Delusion" next to it for the sake of equality.

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11-10-2012, 09:27 AM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
(11-10-2012 08:12 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  Had this debate with Denicio several months back.

I was wrong when I said that you do not have the right to deface the Bibles in the room. The Gideons allowed anyone to take them from the room if need be; therefore, they give up their right of having the Bible as their property.

You absolutely have the right to totally deface it if you want.

Found that thread. Thanks for mentioning it. I think taking or tossing the rags would be counter productive. The Gideons would just think their mission is being accomplished and justify it as a need for more books/money.

Well, I too was thinking of having fun with the idea of inserting a note written on hotel stationary that says "Why are you looking at this when you could be looking at porn on channels 197 through 201?" Ha!

Or how about ripping the 'adult escorts' section out of the phone book and stick it somewhere pertinent? Cheap laughs I know but it'd be funny to me if I saw someone else do it.

So how about a two or three minute pitch for atheism with a dig at the bible? Something like this:

Dear seeker of knowledge and truth, before you attempt to find wisdom between the pages of this book please take note of what many historians confirm but few religious organizations are really honest about... yada yada yada.

Are there such things as atheist tracts?
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13-10-2012, 06:13 PM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
i just put the fiction warning in. "this book is a work of fiction and should not be taken seriously. Any resemblance to real places or people is purely coincedental." And some other stuff.

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14-10-2012, 01:02 AM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
(10-10-2012 07:21 PM)Grassy Knoll Wrote:  You know about all of those Gideon bibles in just about every hotel room in the world right? Well, Marriott hotels do have a book of Mormon in each of theirs instead Confused Anyway, I was thinking of just putting them in the trash but I was hoping you guys could help me be a little more creative than that. Should I simply dog ear and highlight ridiculous verses or maybe insert an atheist organization flyer inside each one I run across? What would you do?

WWSD? (what would Seth do?)

As they have a right to provide them for those who want to read them, you also have a right to not read them.

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14-10-2012, 09:03 AM
RE: What do you do with hotel bibles?
True. Along too with the right to take it and toss it. But why do that really? I think what I'm talking about here is good product placement. I have no problems with anyones right to leave religious literature in a hotel room. I just see it as a grand opportunity to share the atheist view point at a time when someone could be pondering on such matters.

You ever been in a truckstop restroom and noticed all the filthy things written on the wall and then notice the little booklet on the tissue dispenser titled "Are You Going To Heaven?"...? I'm talking about the same thing here O_o

I've googled a few good atheist tracts but I haven't decided on one yet. I might make my own.
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