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Costco takes heat over "fiction" sticker on Bible

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MTM, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member


    I don't understand what the problem is.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I think you do. You just have philosophical differences with those who think the Bible is not fiction, which is your right.

    But to say you don't get the potential outrage is disingenuous on your part.

    By the way, here's a photo:

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  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Well, it isn't non-fiction, any biblical scholar would tell you that.

    So what is it?
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I think the pastor's outrage is disingenuous, as it's obviously a human error.

    No way a company like Costco would do that to make a point.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Eh, talking snakes, magic apples, women turning into salt, men surviving getting eaten by whales, it's all non-fiction to me.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    it's a biography
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    There's also a lot of factual, historical moments mixed in there.
    In all seriousness, if there's no religion category then it should be reference based on its pervasiveness alone.
    Being a huge chain, however, and not a bookstore with more specific categories, Costco probably just lists books as fiction or non-fiction.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Actually, Costco classifies everything as "large" or "extra large." Not many single serving-sized items in there.

    I guess by book standards, the Bible does have a lot of pages ...
  10. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    It sounds like Costco is pinning it on a "wearhouse distribution mixup" which either means someone forgot to change the labeler or there's a guy in distribution who thought he was being funny who's now out of a job. This is a non issue because it was such an isolated issue but became a big deal because you don't mess with people who take this seriously.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Just in time for the War on Christmas!!!!
  12. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Agreed. It's dumb.
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