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mrveggieman
07-25-2012, 03:52 PM
I like this idea. Not everyone who stays at the hotel is a christian or is there for christ like behavior. Besides most christians don't travel without their bibles anyway. Good business move.

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/0...rey-420750936/ (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/07/25/hotel-replaces-bible-with-50-shades-grey-420750936/)

shrewsbury
07-25-2012, 05:35 PM
really most christians travel with their bible?


what would Rocky Raccon have done without a bible? gideon will be very mad about this!!!!

Joncamburn
07-25-2012, 05:42 PM
I don't see the point in this, why not just have no book in the room? I agree that most christians do not travel with a bible though, antually no christians that I know do. I don't think they are any less of a christing because they spend a night in a hotel without their bible.

duane1969
07-25-2012, 10:17 PM
So they took out a religious book and added a book about bondage sex acts. Nice. Gotta say, I would be pretty ticked if I walked into my hotel room to find my 10 year old browsing the pages of a courtesy copy of Shades.

mrveggieman
07-26-2012, 09:41 AM
So they took out a religious book and added a book about bondage sex acts. Nice. Gotta say, I would be pretty ticked if I walked into my hotel room to find my 10 year old browsing the pages of a courtesy copy of Shades.


Im sure that there are some people who would be just as offended as by having their child reading a bible or any other holy book that they found in the hotel room. I actually agree with joncamburn that the hotels would be better off not including any books or better yet offering bibles, korans, 50 shades of gray, etc only to people who request them.

habsheaven
07-26-2012, 09:45 AM
As a non-religious person, IF I were to be offended, it would be from the presence of a soft-core porn novel in my room rather than a Bible.

JustAlex
07-26-2012, 09:55 AM
Boy, when I walk into a hotel, it's usually after a very long day of doing something tedious.

Sometimes I just want to open the nearest book and read.

But a porn novel?......not so much!

Then again, a book as violent as the Bible isn't really my cup of tea either....

pghin08
07-26-2012, 10:00 AM
All hotels should come equipped with a copy of Tuesday's with Morrie. Talk about a life-affirming book.

mrveggieman
07-26-2012, 10:24 AM
Why can't hotel's have onsite libraries or book stores? That way you have access to read whatever floats your boat. Also if having access to a bible or any other book means that much to you why not bring one with you when you go on the road? I know a lot of people who travel with bibles.

AUTaxMan
07-26-2012, 10:34 AM
it's just a publicity stunt

mrveggieman
07-26-2012, 10:36 AM
it's just a publicity stunt

I actually agree with you on that taxman. However there is a bigger issue of not everyone wanting to see a bible in their hotel room.

AUTaxMan
07-26-2012, 10:42 AM
I actually agree with you on that taxman. However there is a bigger issue of not everyone wanting to see a bible in their hotel room.

if a person is offended by the mere sight of a bible, then they need to grow a thicker skin.

mrveggieman
07-26-2012, 10:43 AM
likwise if a person is offended by the mere sight of 50 shades of gray, then they need to grow a thicker skin.

JustAlex
07-26-2012, 10:44 AM
Yeah, it's definitely a publicity stunt.... <br />
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BTW, surprisingly.....I actually don't mind having Bibles in hotels, I've actually taken a few home with me and no, they didn't charge my credit card :D:

AUTaxMan
07-26-2012, 10:45 AM
likwise if a person is offended by the mere sight of 50 shades of gray, then they need to grow a thicker skin.

Agreed

AUTaxMan
07-26-2012, 10:46 AM
that's actually what they are there for

mrveggieman
07-26-2012, 10:50 AM
that's actually what they are there for

Yeah or if you need a bible you can actually order a free one from this website:

http://mormon.org/free-bible

They only thing is that if you order one the mormans like to pop up at your house to try to sell you on their religion so if you have a PO Box or know someone with a PO Box use that address instead. :thumb:

JustAlex
07-26-2012, 10:52 AM
that's actually what they are there for
LOL, good to know, can you imagine stealing a bible???

HAHA, it's such an oxymoron!

mrveggieman
07-26-2012, 10:54 AM
LOL, good to know, can you imagine stealing a bible???

HAHA, it's such an oxymoron!

It's not really stealing. It's more of a marketing tool for them.

habsheaven
07-26-2012, 10:55 AM
I don't think the sight of either book is what would offend anyone. As mentioned earlier in the thread, I think it is the thought of their child flipping through the pages which concerns people.

Wickabee
07-26-2012, 02:11 PM
I don't think the sight of either book is what would offend anyone. As mentioned earlier in the thread, I think it is the thought of their child flipping through the pages which concerns people.

50 Shades ain't exactly a picture book. If your kid is sitting there reading the book far enough to get anywhere, why haven't you been watching him for the last 45 minutes?

duane1969
07-26-2012, 02:27 PM
As a non-religious person, IF I were to be offended, it would be from the presence of a soft-core porn novel in my room rather than a Bible.

Gotta be honest, didn't expect this response from you. You are just full of surprises.


Why can't hotel's have onsite libraries or book stores? That way you have access to read whatever floats your boat. Also if having access to a bible or any other book means that much to you why not bring one with you when you go on the road? I know a lot of people who travel with bibles.

I like the idea of a small on-site library. I stayed at a hotel in PA that had both a book and video library.


if a person is offended by the mere sight of a bible, then they need to grow a thicker skin.

+10000000000000


likwise if a person is offended by the mere sight of 50 shades of gray, then they need to grow a thicker skin.

+10000000000000000

I don't think it is the sight of it, just what it represents. While a few people may be offended by what a Bible or Koran represents many more people would take offense at the implications of a bondage book in their hotel room.

Personally I have no issues with the books, my wife has read all 3 of them :smokin:. But the simple reality is that most people, even liberals, have a conservative side to them when it comes to sexuality and would not like having that book easily accessible to their family.


50 Shades ain't exactly a picture book. If your kid is sitting there reading the book far enough to get anywhere, why haven't you been watching him for the last 45 minutes?

I don't really think that that is the point. Most kids are not going to pick up a book and start from page one. They will flip to the middle and read an excerpt to see if it looks interesting.

Wickabee
07-26-2012, 02:32 PM
99% will flip through it, see a long book with lots of boring words and go play in the pool.

Not to mention, I don't necessarily want my kid reading some of the stuff in the bible. There's just as much sex in there as any other book.

mrveggieman
07-26-2012, 02:48 PM
If it is not a video game, internet or a dvd most kids are not going to give it a second look.

pghin08
07-26-2012, 03:17 PM
If it is not a video game, internet or a dvd most kids are not going to give it a second look.

Lol, unfortunately true.