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Bible is America's favorite book: poll

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posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 07:58 AM

"While the Bible is number one among each of the different demographic groups, there is a large difference in the number two favorite book," Harris said in a statement announcing the results.

While I am certainly not surprised by the results, I am usally hard pressed to find people, as least my age, that actually read the bible.

Do people still favor this book and read it often or is this just a case of giving the first book that comes to mind or saying the bible simply as a way to avoid some sort of "higher retaliation"

Just curious to hear peoples take.

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 12:04 PM
It's the same as people who claim Citizen Kane is their favorite movie, even though their video collection is nothing but Adam Sandler movies and porn. The Bible is their favorite book because it's supposed to be their favorite book. Not 'cause they actually read it.

posted on Apr, 12 2008 @ 06:02 PM
The bible is my favorite book. It has advanced science for it's day, things we as people just found out about only in the last 100 years or so.
A few of these items are germs on vases or other eating instruments some are to be washed out, some have to be broken.
Another is washing w/running water.
Yet another is that the life is in the blood, the bled george washington, trying to make him better.
Circumcision was told to be done on the 8th day. What a chance modern science would prove this is the best day for it to be done on an infant.
Another is to go outside the campground when you have to use the bathroom insted of just dumping it in the local well or stream.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 01:18 AM
reply to post by 24thchance

Good thing for the Bible...

We would be eating our pizza pops of of plates with last night's pork chop grease on them, with dirty hands, sitting in a pile of our own dung, and complaining that our sons genitalia isn't quite as attractive as it could be.

And I thought the Bible wasn't relevant............

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 01:22 AM
Gee and I wouldve had my money on Curious George and the Ebola Virus

Honestly thought, this would not surprise me if it was

[edit on 13/4/2008 by OzWeatherman]

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 01:22 AM
In my opinion the bible just took what man already knew at the time, and attributed it as the word of god. Sadly, this discredited i'm sure many bright minds and also gave the church a way to control people.

Just think of all the genocide attributed to the bible...

What a great book! *sarcasm*

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 01:40 AM
Odd, my taste in literature is apparently 12 years pre-mature.

Even odder is that i don't consider the bible anywhere near my personal top ten, and that most of the books listed on that link wouldn't even be in my top 20 (with respect to Lord of the rings & The Stand).

Never did take an active study of demographics by book preferences...

edit; That said, most of my fave. books probably aren't on anyone's shortlist, so n/m.

[edit on 13-4-2008 by Anti-Tyrant]

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 02:33 AM
I am not going to defend everything that the Bible says. There are many reasonable people out there (including myself) who have their doubts about the Bible. That being said, it is difficult to find a single book that has had a more profound effect on Western Civilization that the Bible. Even if you could successfully argue Isaac Newton's Principia, Adam Smiths On the Wealth of Nations, or some other similar book was more influential, these books are not as widely accessible to the masses as the Bible.

Granted it is true that some people may answer that the Bible is their favorite book because they feel that is the "correct" answer. Nevertheless, the Bible is still more widely read than any other book. A large fraction of the US population goes to Church regularly, and while they are at Church they read the Bible. Church groups also host Bible studies. As popular as Harry Potter is, 80% of the U.S. population does not congregate once a week to read Harry Potter.

posted on Apr, 13 2008 @ 03:17 AM
If I were stuck on an island and could only choose one book to have,
it would have to be the Bible.

Its full of good stories and great advice.

My favorite story is in the Book of Judges about Samson.

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