Welcome to our new upgraded phpbb 3.2 forum! The upgrade is now complete. See announcement and new features here, or report any problems or issues here. Thanks for your patience.



Join John Adams, world renowned Intl Matchmaker, Monday nights 8:30 EST for Live Webcasts!
And check out Five Reasons why you should attend a FREE AFA Seminar! See locations and dates here.



View Active Topics       View Your Posts       Latest 100 Topics       FAQ Topics


How did a Bible get into every hotel room in America?

Discuss religion and spirituality topics.

Moderators: jamesbond, fschmidt

Post Reply
User avatar
Winston
Site Admin
Posts: 25082
Joined: August 18th, 2007, 2:16 pm
Contact:

How did a Bible get into every hotel room in America?

Post by Winston » May 11th, 2008, 5:34 pm

Does anyone know how the Gideons, whoever they are, got the funds and approval from every hotel and motel in America to put a Bible in every room?
Check out my video series Female Encounters of the Foreign Kind and Full Russia Trip Videos!

Also see my HA Grand Ebook and Join Our Dating Sites to support us!

"It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards." - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World

gmm567
Freshman Poster
Posts: 471
Joined: September 10th, 2007, 10:12 pm

Post by gmm567 » May 12th, 2008, 5:15 am

The gideoans sold the idea to the proprietors. Persistance did it. Relentless organization and will. They wanted to offer the bible to everyone.

And they bought some publishing equipment so it was cheap to publish the word.

Honestly Winston, you're a very sharp guy, but you're naive about business.

Take care.

User avatar
Winston
Site Admin
Posts: 25082
Joined: August 18th, 2007, 2:16 pm
Contact:

Post by Winston » May 16th, 2008, 9:18 am

But how did they get every hotel and motel in America to agree to it? Including those independent motels that are not part of any franchise?
Check out my video series Female Encounters of the Foreign Kind and Full Russia Trip Videos!

Also see my HA Grand Ebook and Join Our Dating Sites to support us!

"It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards." - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World

Raja
Freshman Poster
Posts: 316
Joined: July 22nd, 2008, 1:53 pm

Re: How did a Bible get into every hotel room in America?

Post by Raja » July 30th, 2008, 3:27 am

WWu777 wrote:Does anyone know how the Gideons, whoever they are, got the funds and approval from every hotel and motel in America to put a Bible in every room?

Like any other ministry it is funded by the contributions of believers. Its workforce is made up mainly of traveling businessmen who leave a copy. Most Americans still consider themselves Christians such people are not likely to destroy Bibles because the boss said so. While a company may be able to survive destroying the text of a minority faith, they also can't do that because doing so will make them look like the Taliban.

Many hotels offer holy books of other faiths and in places where missionaries of different faiths all drop their book will collect them all including the Bibles and hold them at the front desk if any guest request them. However they run the risk of offending more people by collections being made public then by having a Bible in a desk drawer with the local phone book.

With the Bible the normative Christian does not object to different translations or people taking them, writting in them etc. Other faiths demand that only their followers are to touch "the book" or its only really "the book" if written in a specific language for example.

I know a Mormon is way up, founder or maybe majority stock in the Marriot Hotel chain. The Book of Mormon can be found with the Bible that the Gideons and other smaller evangelic groups leave.

Post Reply

Return to “Religion and Spirituality”