Dear Readers, After a year with Beliefnet, I’ve decided to move to my own domain for my blogging. It’s been a fine year — some things worked, other things didn’t. But in the end, I’ll be a better blogger on my own. My thanks to the Bnet editorial staff; they’ve been very supportive. Please change […]
The first time I saw the little green version of the Gideon’s Bible was in college. (Not a Bible really. More like 1/3 of a Bible. It’s got the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs.) I was driving my car along the what’s called the “Green” in Hanover, New Hampshire, when some zealot threw one in my car through the open window. Being a Christian, I simply added that Bible to my burgeoning collection of Bibles and mused on the oddness of the spiritual discipline of Bible-throwing on target.
Well, my favorite magician, who also happens to be an outspoken atheist, Penn Gillette, was recently given the very same version of the 1/3 Bible. But he didn’t have it thrown at him. I’ll let him explain: