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Friday, December 28, 2007

Guerilla warfare, retail edition

At Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore., religious groups have been hitting the magazines in the science section with fliers featuring Christian cartoons, while their adversaries have been moving Bibles from the religion section to the fantasy/science-fiction section.
And it's not just here -- it's all over.

Comments (6)

Many many years ago as a young lad I was testing the waters of atheism. I search the three mos prominent libraries in my county and could not find books by Bertrand Russell, or Robert G. Ingersoll. When I asked the Liberian about these author's lack of books I was told the christians stole those books. I wonder if they were stolen in the name of jesus? LOL
That was, as I said, many many years ago...nothing seems to have changed.

Is LOL heartier than lol?

Well, it's pretty funny that the Librarian knew that "Christians" had stolen the books, but didn't report them to the police. You don't think she could have been just making it all up, do you?

Hardly a new phenomenon. Slipping tracts and other miscellania into books was going on twenty years ago when I worked at Powell's, and in all likelihood it's been taking place as long as there have been bookstores and libraries. People used to move books to lesser-travelled sections in an informal "hold" system.

Dropping poetry books and the like into the stacks in the hope that they'd sell is a new one to me, I admit.

LOL is much heartier than lol, how observant of you.
I doubt that a Free Thinker would steal anti-christian books, ethics are of a higher standard to them, me thinks.

Wow, thats pretty sad. Some people really need to grow up...

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