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Rocky Raccoon's friends are handing out Gideon Bibles.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oggiedoggie, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    The Gideon folks are out on the campus where I adjunct handing New Testaments.

    Which leaves me with a question: What do other religions do with their writings when it comes to outreach and recruiting?

    Having grown up in the Christian church, I've been taught that a Bible and the testaments are not sacred objects. The idea they contain is more important than the medium that are on. But in some religions, the text has sacred qualities in itself.

    I don't imagine that Muslims would hand out Korans willy-nilly.

    So, how do they spread The Word?
  2. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Spread the word and you'll be free
    Spread the word and be like me
    Spread the word I'm thinking of
    Have you heard the word is love
  3. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    The Leader is good
    The Leader is great
    We surrender our will as of this date
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Very old and ancient texts are often treated with special reverance that borders on the attirbution of sacredness, but it's usually the message that is sacred, not the text itself: Rig-Veda, Bible, Koran, Torah, etc.
    The texts are often venerated but are not themselves sacred. The message is sacred.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Osama burst in grinning a grin and said Georgie boy this a showdown.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Doc it's only a scratch.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    One of my five favorite songs.
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