Skip to comments.Fifty shades of grey forcing Bible to take a back seat:
Posted on 07/13/2012 11:34:14 AM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Fifty shades of grey forcing Bible to take a back seat: Enterprising hotel manager replaces Gideons bible with copies of the racy novel
It is the erotic thriller that has had blushing women rushing to the book store for their fix of 'mummy porn.'
With sales totting up to 1m books and ebooks per week and the author herself netting approximately £862,069 per week for the 20 million copies sold worldwide, it seems that Fifty Shades of Grey is the novel of the year.
One hotel manager certainly thinks so and he is swopping the Gideon bible, famed for being available in hotel rooms around the world, for copies of the book. Manager of Damson Dene Hotel, Wayne Bartholomew replacing copies of the Gideon Bible with copies of racy best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey
Manager of Damson Dene Hotel, Wayne Bartholomew replacing copies of the Gideon Bible with copies of racy best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey
Wayne Bartholomew, Damson Dene hotel manager and star of Channel 4s first The Hotel, is making the exchange today for the benefit of guests and in response to the online chatter from his 3,210 Facebook Fans.
'Fifty Shades of Grey is all that people are talking about at the moment, but I know that some are too shy to buy it for themselves.
I thought it would be a special treat for our guests to find it in their bedside cabinet and that includes the men too.
They are as desperate to get their hands on a copy as the women.'
Whilst we are swopping one best seller for another the similarities dont end there. The Gideon bible is full of references to sex and violence, although its written using more formal language, so James book is easier to read.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Why would people be so hungry for erotic figments of someone else’s fevered imagination?
If people don’t read the Bible at home there is precious little reason to think they’ll read it while at a motel.
But given the average level of moral sense amongst the general population pornography is another matter.
Too bad we saved the English in WW II. Many good American fathers, brothers, sons and husbands were lost to this country to save Europe from itself in WWI and WW II.. What an utter waste. I certainly hope we would not be that stupid again.
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ should be boycotted and prohibited from our schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, the Internet, homes, hotels and workplaces.
For multiple reasons. Aside from every other page being about sex and the female character trying to relate to her “inner goddess” which was mentioned at least 50 times, it was very poorly written. The book is making a killing off of literary trash.
Anybody old enough to remember the phenomenon surrounding “Deep Throat”? Average everyday married couples of all ages lining up on the sidewalk, waiting to see it. It cost $25k to make and in the end it was just a dirty movie.
Looks like this is this decade’s “Deep Throat”.
If husbands and wives would both dedicate some effort to maintaining affection and emotional and physical intimacy, this type of stuff would be an uncommon curiosity, or at best and idea generator - “hey, let’s try that!”. If distraction, apathy, “No”, or “Why?” are your (the general you) only responses, then you shouldn’t be surprised if your spouse takes a look.
When “I Do” becomes a vow of celibacy, there’s bound to be trouble, and those problems go waaaay beyond sex.
I was thinking more like the post-modern day “Peyton Place.”
I disagree. When the folks who travel and stay in hotel rooms realize that their lives are not ever going to be like the fantasies found in some piece of erotic literature, they may well find themselves wanting to get beyond the reasons for the fantasies (loneliness, boredom, dissatisfaction with life, etc.) and begin to seek the true solution to these problems and the only satisfaction to the soul—a relationship with his/her God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is, in part, the thinking for the Gideons placing Bibles in hotel rooms to begin with.
The way it was meant to be heard LOL.
One will save your soul (if you ask God) and one is trash which will satisfy only temporarily (if that)! How evil, yet full expected in today’s “western culture” if you can even call it western anymore.
That's what a fantasy is...an escape from the reality of life and when the time comes when the morally unbalanced attempt to mold reality to their fantasy it becomes moral insanity.
The thing is, nobody’s going to set up a Gideons for “Fifty Shades”. Seriously, they’re not.
Literary porn will always sell well. It will always outsell good books. Think back to the ‘Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest’ etc., those were simply pornography bordering on child pornography and the same people who bought those are buying ‘Fifty Shades’.
It’s a kind of repetitive addiction, so that the reader is never satisfied, nor does he/she go back and read it again, as one would do with Dickens or other greats. You just want another one. They’re kind of disposable, like diapers. So there’s always a lot of them. Like diapers.
This has happened since porn became legal. Just as the gladitorial games basically destroyed the Roman audience for good plays, and so Roman literature really don’t have any good plays, porn will drive out good writing. Well, not drive it out entirely but certainly degrade the national taste, and there’s not much to be done about it.
I apologize, as I didn’t realize this was posted on the religion forum, and I may have come across a bit crass. Delete my prior post if necessary.