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Re: Theos-World Why is there a Bible in every hotel room?

Mar 14, 2009 10:06 AM
by Drpsionic

Actually I have been in hotel rooms where there is no bible.
The Gideons are getting lazy.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 3/14/2009 11:04:36 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

Why is there a Bible in every hotel room?

Dear Straight Dope:  

Why is there a Bible in every hotel room? 

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Many  would suspect the Gideon Society has something to do with it. 

The  Gideons (www.gideons.The  Gideons (www.gideons.<WBR>org), formed in 1899 
in Janesville, Wisconsin, are  the oldest Christian business and professional 
men's association in the United  States with 130,000 members lo

In the  early days, most of the Gideons were traveling salesmen who wanted to 
be  effecitve Christian witnesses while on the road. They decided to place a 
Bible  at the reception desk in each hotel they frequented so patrons could 
borrow  it. The Bible also served as a silent witness in these hotels after the  
Gideons had checked out. Today, the Gideons place more than 45,000,000 bibles 
 annually in prisons, hospitals, military bases and, of course, hotel rooms.  

But if you want to know who started the phenomenon of placing Bibles  in 
hotel rooms, the credit goes to the International Bible Society  
(www.gospelcom..But if yoBu

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