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Just for grins, how many of us still have bibles laying around the residence?

I have four. Two go back several generations and are a gold mine of information for my geneology work. Two others are quite old.

It is my desire to get my hands on one at least 200 years old to see how much "editing"has been done over time to suit the political climate.

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I burned them all in the bonfire of a wild, two week orgy.

I don't believe in book burning, no matter how ridiculous the subject matter. Book burning is a slippery slope.

@Omynogod I don't believe my post was serious, no matter how ridiculous my claim.
Seriousness is a slippery slope.

@Donotbelieve - Just making my position clear.

@Omynogod ditto

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Sitting on the shelf next to me. I like to use it for when I see people quoting bible passages and I can look it up and see what the hell they are going on about.

jonds56 Level 6 May 27, 2018
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I've had ZERO Bibles in my space for years. I plan to keep it that way.

Sapio_Ink Level 6 May 27, 2018
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The last one in my home was about7 years ago. My ex left it when she took off. I didn't think twice about it going in the trash. (And not because of her leaving).

Holysocks Level 7 May 27, 2018
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Those really thin pages of bibles made really good kindling/starter for the fire pit. I fsomeoen ever foisted a bible onto me, that is how I'd take care of it.

snytiger6 Level 9 May 27, 2018
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I still have my School bible somewhere. Catholic new something edition. The cover and first few pages are gone. The result of spending most of the time at the bottom of my locker.smile009.gif

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It’s to throw away books for me. I think it’s similar to book burning. Even if it’s a fictional book like the Bible.

Djtoken Level 3 May 27, 2018

I agree, I keep it for reference if nothing else. I hate destroying books

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I have two and they're very well read. I once argued with a creationist over evolution, saying, you don't know anything about evolution yet you claim you know it's not true. At the very least you could take the time to investigate your claims before you make them. He rightfully turned that back on me, saying I was doing the same thing with God. Now he can't claim that because I have researched God, I feel better than most Christians and the God Hypotheses of Yahweh still fails to convince me. Actually, I'm more convinced than ever it's not true after reading the Bible.

paul1967 Level 8 May 27, 2018
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I do, a big fat one, given to me by my eldest sister. Too big for a paper weight. I use it to prop up my alarm clock on my nightstand.

godef Level 7 May 27, 2018
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I never owned one and I still don't. I do not anticipate getting one any time soon, or ever, for that matter.

zeuser Level 8 May 27, 2018
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No bible but we do have "Necronomicon".

Rugglesby Level 8 May 27, 2018

I got one of those lmao

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At present I have at least one that is in a stack of other books waiting for me to schlep them down to Half Price Books and sell them. When I need a bible now I look it up online . Sometimes I like to beat believers up with what "the word" actually says.

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"The Living Bible" is packed away somewhere, got it when I was in high school, that's when I was a Holy Roller.

Sheannutt Level 9 May 27, 2018

I was rolling in HS, but I don't think it had anything to do with the bible

@zorialoki lol

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Mine is a Thompson Chain Reference from my short lived fundy fling.

uuberdude Level 7 May 27, 2018
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I think I still have one somewhere. I have many religious texts that were used for religious studies and philosophy discussions. I've moved so am not certain if I still have them all or where they are.

pixiedust Level 8 May 27, 2018

The nits may have run off with them

@zorialoki Oh, that's funny! I should not try posting comments in the dark. Those evil little nits.

@pixiedust Sorry you felt the need to change it. I found it funny

@zorialoki My own typos make me itchy ...

@pixiedust I apologize, I have a tendency to play on words, typos, etc.. It is me. My curiosity is where you get itchy, but that is probably none of my business

@zorialoki I paused when I was correcting the typo because now others won't "get" your clever play on words, but my brain gets itchy and the hand that used to hold the red pen when I was an editor.

We can now regard the "nit" as our own, private in-joke.

@pixiedust Sounds good to me

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I have one that is four versions in one and Family one. Keep them so i can try and figure out what verse the christo-facists are talking about.

BillF Level 6 May 27, 2018
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I have never believed in the bible, but it is kind of handy to have around, because it is the most influential book in the world and it is good to know what the crazies are thinking. There is a lot of really messed up crap in the bible, I'm glad most religious people are actually hypocrites and hardly read the thing, or the world would actually even be much worse.

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I have 2.
I refer to them frequently.
I probably read more scripture than many purported Christians. Paradoxically, the Bible is still the best reference work for Atheists.

Tedoi Level 4 May 27, 2018
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Pfftt. No (smugly looks up from fingernails and rolls eyes)

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I have like 2, they make great sig rolling papers when i run out and well rolling other things too smile002.gif just saying lol

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Where's the 'none' option? I've never had a bible, even as a child in my parent's house. My family is Jewish, so it's not something they'd keep around.

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None.
Never owned or read that particular manual for abuse.

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None. Used to have one, which was given to me by my father, but I soon gave it away. Useless book for me.

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I cleared the house of them. I do own a copy of the Koran. It was a heartfelt gift from a former colleague, and that’s why I’ve kept it.

Jumbo Level 4 May 27, 2018
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A dusty one on top of the bookshelf from my confirmation

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