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(Fox News)   What do the Bible, "The Hunger Games" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common? All three are works of fiction, according to the booksellers at Costco   (foxnews.com) divider line 407
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2013-11-18 10:52:09 PM
Why is that asinine? Show me the documented proof of any of those books.
 
2013-11-18 11:00:50 PM
They are correct. What's your point?
 
2013-11-18 11:09:51 PM
"People are pretty shocked and upset," he told me. "We are supposed to be living in an era of tolerance, but what Costco did doesn't seem too tolerant." I doubt they would label the Koran as fiction, Pastor Kaltenbach said. Heaven help us if they did.

No, absolutely not. Go fark yourself. Religious intolerance would be banning the practice of your faith, persecuting its members or treating them differently in some actual, negative way. A label on a price tag on a book in a store does not even come close to meeting the definition of "intolerance". Even if this was some intentional plot to piss off oversensitive Christians, its a prank. A stupid joke (that happens to be true). Calling it intolerance is making a complete mockery of what has been and is being done to millions of people over the peaceful practice of their faith.

Also, your little quip on Muslims there goes a long way towards showing you are the one who needs a little religious tolerance refresher training there, pastor. Isn't there something in your faith about not hating others?
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-11-18 11:09:53 PM
BUT JESUS
 
2013-11-18 11:18:32 PM
I called Costco headquarters in Issaquah, Wash. hoping to get answers. The nice lady who answered the phone told me she was aware of the issue and chalked it up to a "human error at a warehouse."
"It's all fixed," she said.
But actually, it's not fixed - because there's a boatload of Bibles in the Simi Valley store still marked as fiction.
At that point, the nice lady on the phone became not-so-nice and promptly informed me that Costco doesn't talk to the press.
"Nothing to report," she said curtly.


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When will this persecution end?
 
2013-11-18 11:23:04 PM
People shopping for bibles at Costco is a thing?
 
2013-11-18 11:33:29 PM
I like to go to my bookstore and move the bible into the humor section.
 
2013-11-18 11:38:18 PM

Stone Meadow: People shopping for bibles at Costco is a thing?

 
2013-11-18 11:38:37 PM
Look at it this way: At least they are, you know, reading a book.

/maybe?
//no, right?
///yeah, no
 
2013-11-18 11:38:53 PM

HawgWild: I like to go to my bookstore and move the bible into the humor section.


Nice.
 
2013-11-18 11:39:31 PM
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait. Wait.

Wait.

...

Hold on a second.

Where is Costco putting the Qur'an?!
 
2013-11-18 11:42:11 PM

Bob Falfa: HawgWild: I like to go to my bookstore and move the bible into the humor section.

Nice.


When I'm by myself, I can keep it together. But when my best friend and I go, we can't control ourselves. We laugh like a couple of 12 year olds who just put a cherry bomb in the toilet.
 
2013-11-18 11:43:10 PM
Except the Bible has more kinky sex

/fewer vampires, though
 
2013-11-19 12:05:43 AM
In the near future, this headline would be considered outrageous because the Hunger Games will be widely accepted as a parallel universe to our own.
 
2013-11-19 12:24:58 AM
It's time to grow up. It's the 21st century. The Bible is fiction... get over it. It is what it appears to be... a collection of stories written by ignorant, bored people.
 
2013-11-19 12:27:01 AM
Two crappy pieces of fiction and a book about teenagers killing each other.
 
2013-11-19 12:39:56 AM
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2013-11-19 12:43:51 AM
Every time I've been to CostCo,the only books they have are spread out on a gigantic table and have zero organization.  Tom Clancy novels are stacked next to Windows 8 For Dummies.  The Joy of Cooking is next to coffee table books about Ferraris.  Stephen King is next to J.K. Rowling.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-11-19 12:43:54 AM
Over a decade and you people never cease to amaze me. The Bible is not entirely fiction, it is a collection of history of a few people and is largely figurative speech.

Be nice. Don't kill, rob, or steal. Don't bang your neighbor's wife. Know that if you do, you were taught when you were a kid there would be consequences.

People walked the earth and others wrote it down. Other people made a bunch of stuff up. It's not that important. The lessons learned are what most of us walk through life with every day.
 
2013-11-19 12:46:21 AM
Costco is 100% correct and should leave it that way.
 
2013-11-19 01:04:46 AM
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2013-11-19 01:20:04 AM
Subby:
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2013-11-19 01:26:22 AM

FNG: Over a decade and you people never cease to amaze me. The Bible is not entirely fiction, it is a collection of history of a few people and is largely figurative speech.

Be nice. Don't kill, rob, or steal. Don't bang your neighbor's wife. Know that if you do, you were taught when you were a kid there would be consequences.

People walked the earth and others wrote it down. Other people made a bunch of stuff up. It's not that important. The lessons learned are what most of us walk through life with every day.

Psalm 137

8O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.


That's not a particular lesson that I think is good.
 
2013-11-19 01:33:21 AM
Only parts of the bible have porn while 50 shades is really bad porn.
 
2013-11-19 01:33:49 AM
Subby, I'm really hoping tag was for preacher-man ....
 
2013-11-19 02:16:01 AM

HawgWild: I like to go to my bookstore and move the bible into the humor section.


And then there's this:
images.huffingtonpost.com
 
2013-11-19 02:18:16 AM
Experiencing a hurricane without health insurance?
 
2013-11-19 02:18:40 AM
Wait, Fifty Shades is fiction? Bonerkill.
 
2013-11-19 02:19:16 AM
www.battleswarmblog.com
 
2013-11-19 02:20:02 AM
... note that they actually seem to have comments off for this one.
 
2013-11-19 02:20:08 AM

Therion: Two crappy pieces of fiction and a book about teenagers killing each other.


Wait, which is which?
 
2013-11-19 02:20:36 AM
I said, "their titles all contain the letter 'e'."

fark me.

BUT 'COSTCO' DOES NOT!!!!

farkin' heathens.
 
2013-11-19 02:20:39 AM

HawgWild: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait. Wait.

Wait.

...

Hold on a second.

Where is Costco putting the Qur'an?!


It's next to the fertilizer for some reason.
 
2013-11-19 02:21:08 AM
blankbaby.typepad.com
 
2013-11-19 02:21:16 AM
What do the Bible, "The Hunger Games" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common? All three are works of fiction, according to the booksellers at Costcothe dictionary
 
2013-11-19 02:21:28 AM

Therion: Two crappy pieces of fiction and a book about teenagers killing each other.


"Two guys with beards and a guy named Beard."
 
2013-11-19 02:22:07 AM
The asinine tag if for costco to be selling it at all. They should just drop the book all together.
 
2013-11-19 02:22:15 AM

Paris1127: HawgWild: I like to go to my bookstore and move the bible into the humor section.

And then there's this:
[images.huffingtonpost.com image 570x437]


You, sir, are in the Hall Of Fame.

Or, at least, whoever setup that shot.
 
2013-11-19 02:22:47 AM
This falls into the 'how is this news' category. It's a big duh to anyone with an IQ over that of a kumquat.
 
2013-11-19 02:23:34 AM
I saw Jennifer Lawrence in HD, so The Hunger Games must be non-fiction.
 
2013-11-19 02:24:28 AM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: The asinine tag if for costco to be selling it at all. They should just drop the book all together.


Right? Just mill about the parking lot and you're bound to be handed a pocket-sized version of the word.
 
2013-11-19 02:26:29 AM
At Costco, wouldn't they all be packed together? I've never bought a single anything at Costco, ever.
 
2013-11-19 02:27:11 AM
"Butt-plugs for Fun and Profit" by Roger Ailes. Purely non-fiction, I assure you.
 
2013-11-19 02:27:51 AM
so people not shopping for a certain item are upset about the placement of said item in the store, despite having no interest in buying it.


"ma'am! I just noticed that the chili peppers are in the vegetable section despite the fact they are actually a type of berry so they should be in the fruit section! I'm calling cooperate hq as soon as I buy the grass seed I came here for!"
 
2013-11-19 02:28:49 AM
And the problem is?

Sorry, not sorry, but facts are facts, and fiction is fiction. That you invest some ridiculous amount of emotional energy into your favorite fiction doesn't make it magically real.
 
2013-11-19 02:29:23 AM
Well they're not wrong.

/The Bible is not a history book
 
2013-11-19 02:29:32 AM
i651.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-19 02:30:16 AM
The pics of books in wrong sections are probably the work of the person taking the photograph. But labeling the filing section is a merchandising thing. I don't shop Costco, but I doubt they get any more finicky than fiction vs non-fiction. Don't want to need book-people working the book section at a box store.

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2013-11-19 02:31:24 AM
Aww, Bevets got a greenlight! Good for him.
 
2013-11-19 02:33:38 AM
What does a retarded person and Barack Obama have in common?  Everything.
 
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