Gideon Bible


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Gideon Bible

n
(Bible) a Bible purchased by members of a Christian organization (Gideons International) and placed in a hotel room, hospital ward, etc
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Since that day I have taken to carrying a detachable, starched collar and Gideon Bible in my glove box.
I WAS concerned to discover that the Gideon Bible is being removed from student accommodation and Travelodge.
In the isolation cell there was always a Gideon Bible.
To many, hotels mean a gateway to hedonism: a space to indulge your Hotel California fantasies which, more often than not, actually means drinking four miniatures from the minibar of an Ibis, feeling woozy and nicking off the following day with a towel and a Gideon Bible.
London, July 14 ( ANI ): Encouraged by the growing demand of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' an enterprising hotel manager has decided to replace the Gideon Bible with copies of the racy best-seller.
Kurt Vonnegut famously dissected why his dog wasn't a humanist and had the audience rolling in the aisles when he quipped that his dearly deceased comrade Isaac Asimov was "in heaven now" PZ Myers tore a page from a Gideon Bible he'd taken from his hotel room to point out just how thin the story creationists hold up against the whole edifice of evolutionary science really is, and Ted Turner shared his amazement that he was still alive after the things he'd said about birth control and overpopulation ("who knows, when you pick up a paper tomorrow, I may not be" he joked).
For 'Orrible Osborne, the Chancellor, I've picked up a Gideon Bible, on which he can swear before squeaking out his fantasy predictions of jobs and economic growth.
Hotel staff refused their request for a refund and they left, but not before Garthley had stuffed a Gideon Bible and a bath sheet in his bag.
So I tore John Chapter Three out of a Gideon Bible and used that instead, listening to Bob Marley as I smoked it.
After an adolescence of burglary, theft and heroin use, his spiritual journey began at the age of 18 in Swansea's prison, where he ran out of cigarette papers and tore pages out of a Gideon Bible to roll joints.
There are Nathan's frankfurters, nicely spiced, regular sized and jumbo, served on buns about which you could no more complain than you can complain about the Gideon Bible, for it is the American bun.
Except for the Gideon Bible and other such editions that for theological reasons purposely omit explanatory notes, most Bibles in recent generations have been reader-friendly, with textual notes, exegetical and historical annotations, introductory essays, maps, and so on.