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(New Yorker)   Bible is the best-selling book of the year -- like it is every year. Suck it, haters   (newyorker.com) divider line 1014
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2006-12-11 01:42:47 PM  
bake420: just goes to prove, they may sell a lot of em, but a lot of em sure aren't being read

Apparently, much like that one guy in Pirates of the Caribbean 2, they feel like just having one around is enough.
 
2006-12-11 01:42:55 PM  
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2006-12-11 01:43:10 PM  
is the submitter telling us to suck the bible? whatever for?
 
2006-12-11 01:43:25 PM  
Although not a subscriber to the prophetic verses of the bible, I do subscribe to "Older and Bolder" on a monthly basis, which is quite similar in some contexts.

RAWWRRRRR!
 
2006-12-11 01:43:28 PM  
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2006-12-11 01:43:53 PM  
I can see why, the Bible has all kinds of uses: door stop, table level, coaster for those really big drinks, fire starter, emergency toilet paper...

The list is endless! Truly such a book must be divine.

/Hail Eris! FNORD!
 
2006-12-11 01:44:12 PM  
Best selling?
Don't those Rtards know that people hand those things out on street corners?
 
2006-12-11 01:44:55 PM  
Holy crap, the militant aetheist windbags are just as bad as the militant evangelist windbags...
 
2006-12-11 01:45:05 PM  
That was in the New Yorker, so it's obviously liberal lies. Also, I haven't seen the Bible on the NY Times bestseller lists, fiction or non-fiction. A vast left-wing conspiracy to dupe good Americans? The same ones who do the important work of supporting NASCAR? Say it ain't so, Joe.
 
2006-12-11 01:45:48 PM  
Krapitino: Holy crap, the militant aetheist windbags are just as bad as the militant evangelist windbags...

They're both fundamentalists--the only difference is that they take the opposite sides of the arguement.
 
2006-12-11 01:45:48 PM  
No one has mentioned Mein Kampf yet?

/godwin'd lol
 
2006-12-11 01:45:48 PM  
Bible is the best-selling book of the year -- like it is every year.

Which is funny, because that means some people buy it again and again every year or so. Why? It's not like it changes. There isn't a new revision every year. Why the hell does anyone need to buy a new Bible more than, say, once per decade? Do christers get special Jesus points for every Bible they own, or something?
 
2006-12-11 01:45:51 PM  
Trepidity: good kindling

Always good for a Fark flamewar!
 
2006-12-11 01:46:00 PM  
Last time I publicly insulted TotalFarkers, VelcroFez bought me a one-month TF membership, so here goes:

TOTALFARKERS ARE BUTTLICKING A-HOLE MORAN ASSHATS WHO CAN'T GET NO ACTION IN REAL LIFE SO THEY GOTTA BUY FRENZ FOR FIVE BUCKS A MONTH!

/Come on, freebiez!
 
2006-12-11 01:46:11 PM  
I don't see why anyone (with access to the Internet) buys a Bible anymore. There are 50 bazillion places online that carry every conceivable type of concordance, cross-reference, and translation known.
 
2006-12-11 01:46:24 PM  
There's a difference between buying and reading, obviously.

If people didn't just skim the little bits that decry homosexuality, actually I think the world might be a slightly nicer place.

Not that I think organized religion can solve real problems.
 
2006-12-11 01:46:31 PM  
Which Version? God 1.x (Jewish), God 2.x (Christian) or God 3.x (Muslim) or God 4.x (FSM)? What other versions exist?
 
2006-12-11 01:47:33 PM  
rob.d: Which Version? God 1.x (Jewish), God 2.x (Christian) or God 3.x (Muslim) or God 4.x (FSM)? What other versions exist?

5.x (Eris)
 
2006-12-11 01:47:43 PM  
+1 for best headline of the year.

Fark = "not news"
 
2006-12-11 01:47:48 PM  
Well, shiat. It is also the most plagerized piece of work of all time. How many of the publishers have gotten permission to use said works? Whats that? None? So maybe then it is ok to download music. Haters.
 
2006-12-11 01:47:56 PM  
Why do simple statistics like these scare atheists enough to start a religious flamewar on Fark. Lots of people read the bible. They have for over 1800 years. Deal with it. Don't like it? Read something else.
 
2006-12-11 01:48:34 PM  
irony tags got lost in the filter
 
2006-12-11 01:48:47 PM  
I bought the Korran (Quor'an, Ko'ran) last night. At the book store the cashier scanned it and nothing happened. We sat for a second and then he just says, "I guess it has to be routed through DC first..."

/not muslim
//own 3 bibles
 
2006-12-11 01:48:50 PM  
peacefulwarrior: TOTALFARKERS ARE BUTTLICKING A-HOLE MORAN ASSHATS WHO CAN'T GET NO ACTION IN REAL LIFE SO THEY GOTTA BUY FRENZ FOR FIVE BUCKS A MONTH!

Enjoy timeout.
 
2006-12-11 01:49:01 PM  
SO what's the greatest Non-Fiction book ever sold? And on another note, people pay for a bible? That's lame.


I heard Garfield #17 moved quite a few copies too.
 
2006-12-11 01:49:29 PM  
On a related note my son asked me if Jesus was God (truth). I had no answer because I have a fair idea how people 2000 years ago viewed things. They were generally ignorant, superstitious and dirty, and a very wise man who was smarter than they were, had better ways might be "godified" simply out of respect or whatever. By today's standards no.

Was he a God? I really don't know....

Anyways, flame on.
 
2006-12-11 01:49:32 PM  
That's only becuase ther are so many incontinent muslim schoolkids these days.
 
2006-12-11 01:50:07 PM  
muninsfire

5.x (Eris)


HA! Well played.

/everything comes in fives
//even lines in a post
 
2006-12-11 01:50:16 PM  
The Bible- every stoner's best friend when he realizes he forgot his rolling papers.

/doesn't do the doob
//anymore, anyway
 
2006-12-11 01:50:25 PM  
Suck it? I'm not the one who spent $20 on a book I'll never read.
 
2006-12-11 01:50:36 PM  
on another note the Cry Baby Liberal Hand Guide to denying religious bigotry is still sitting at #47 on the Best Sellers List.
 
2006-12-11 01:50:49 PM  
It's got sex, drugs, incest, rape, pillaging, drinking, bigomy, sodomy, and pretty much every other evil thing in it. Kinda like a modern best selling novel.

The only thing I haven't found is rock 'n' roll...
 
2006-12-11 01:50:53 PM  
Bible is still fiction -- like it has been for the last 2000 years. Suck it, haters.
 
2006-12-11 01:51:05 PM  
Goldsfool: If people didn't just skim the little bits that decry homosexuality, actually I think the world might be a slightly nicer place.

Well, theres barely any mention of it in the new testament, and what little there is does not come from JC

/blame the joos
 
2006-12-11 01:51:16 PM  
more pics of Jeebus and leet/game speak plz! kthxbai!
 
2006-12-11 01:51:42 PM  
it's only the best selling because its bought in bulk by churches and then often times given out for free.



/also the most stolen book of all time.
 
2006-12-11 01:51:47 PM  
rob.d: Was he a God? I really don't know....

Unless you're in a religion where it's a necessary component of faith--does it really matter?

Follow the plan, not the man--peace, love, and happiness for all, and don't go being a jackass. G-d or not, it's a good plan.
 
2006-12-11 01:51:55 PM  
Those that think the Gideons are skewing the statistics are wrong. The bibles the Gideons use aren't counted. Doesn't matter how many are bought or even read. What matters is if the reader actually lives it.
 
2006-12-11 01:52:07 PM  
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Genesis13:6 On the 8th day god created da VIP and lo all his children were welcome and encouraged to not judge other brothers and sisters.
Unless of course they were from a different ethnic
background and religious or sexual affiliation!
 
2006-12-11 01:52:16 PM  
peacefulwarrior dude seriously, calm down, maybe take your meds then come back online, if you're not banned for being a complete ass that is
/I'll give ya free slap upside the head
 
2006-12-11 01:52:18 PM  
I wonder how sales of the miniature combination bible and russian phrasebook are.
 
2006-12-11 01:52:22 PM  
If people didn't just skim the little bits that decry homosexuality, actually I think the world might be a slightly nicer place.

Maybe they need to read the parts where Solomon and some chick are practically ready to rip each others' clothes off and fark each other to exhaustion.
 
2006-12-11 01:52:32 PM  
Clever Neologism: HA! Well played.

Thankye.

/Hey, I saw the opportunity--how could I *not* take that one?
//All hail Eris!
///Hail Discordia!
 
2006-12-11 01:52:40 PM  
YAY! Atheists are just as moranic and bigoted as the Christians they detest!

/atheist
//ashamed
 
2006-12-11 01:52:47 PM  
Churches make the bible a bestseller. If I didn't have to pay taxes i'd have more money to buy fiction also.
 
2006-12-11 01:52:56 PM  
If it was more important to spread the word than make money, why isn't it free to get the bible, Quran or book? It should be a book that nobody buys because the word is important right?
Oh, right its about the money. Its ALWAYS about the money.
/Popes favorite color? Gold.
 
2006-12-11 01:53:22 PM  
gradatim: Maybe they need to read the parts where Solomon and some chick are practically ready to rip each others' clothes off and fark each other to exhaustion.

No kidding. I read that for the first time in Middle school, and didn't realize exactly why I felt hot and bothered until years later.
 
2006-12-11 01:53:29 PM  
Atheists are the preachiest people. See Fred Phelps? A lot of you retards here are the Atheist version of him.
 
2006-12-11 01:53:38 PM  
WARNING! SPOILER AHEAD!!!


JESUS DIES!
 
2006-12-11 01:53:58 PM  
YoungSwedishBlonde: YAY! Atheists are just as moranic and bigoted as the Christians they detest!

Yay! Humans are all moranic and bigoted--just as much so as the other humans that they detest!
 
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