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Old 07-25-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Even though there are several bibles in my house, not mine mind you, I'm with the majority here. If I needed to address something in that old book of Jewish mythology, I could look it up online. Online is much more convenient, easier for me to read, doesn't get moldy or stinky, and doesn't act as a dust collector. Actually, since I purchased my Kindle, I no longer like reading in paper format.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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Even though there are several bibles in my house, not mine mind you, I'm with the majority here. If I needed to address something in that old book of Jewish mythology, I could look it up online. Online is much more convenient, easier for me to read, doesn't get moldy or stinky, and doesn't act as a dust collector. Actually, since I purchased my Kindle, I no longer like reading in paper format.
Yes. I do use internet quite a lot, especially where a quote is given without source, but I do find it very quick and easy to flip the the pages and have a look.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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I'd have to say I open the bible a lot...probably every day...mainly because I'm an atheist who works in the fundraising industry for a faith-based organization. Conflict of interest, perhaps, but at least I support their charitable aims.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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The female body is my God and I pray every day. Sometimes twice.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I own several bibles. One is in Old Biblical Russian....a holdover from my Russian Orthodox upbringing.
I keep it as a souvenir.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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I have few high dollar Bibles. One is a 19th century illustrated Latin Altar Bible, oversized and nicely illustrated.
I also have an older two volume Latin Bible set. I recently sold an old "Cottage Bible" set for a good amount of $$ as I just did not have shelf space for it, nor was it interesting enough to be held in my collection.
I have a mid 1800s BCP, Book of Common Prayer from the church of England which has the original binding. It does not appraise for that much actually, but I keep it in my old book collection anyway.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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I have a couple bibles and a Koran. I read them occasionally. I once had a goal to read it from cover to cover, but I'm not sure I even care enough to do that anymore. I would rather be reading Harris, Hitchens, Dawkins, Shermer...
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I've got an ebook copy of the bible. I used to have a copy of the bible that belonged to my dad; I eventually gave it back to him, and just told him I felt uncomfortable holding onto it for him, simply because it was something precious to him for a variety of reasons, but the only reason it was precious to me was because it was something he valued - the words were worthless to me.

I have been reading the bible again - initially I was doing it to see if my opinion of it had softened or changed... but instead, it seems dumber than ever before. Now, I'm just writing my thoughts on each passage, and most of them aren't exactly "nice."
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