Hide The Bible Game
June 10, 2001
you’re an atheist who travels a lot, like I do, here’s a fun game you
can play in your hotel room. It’s called “Hide The Bible”.
As soon as you get settled in, check all the drawers until you find the ubiquitous Gideon’s Bible. Then the fun begins.
your room, looking for a good place to hide that Bible. Often there’s a
space underneath the dresser, enclosed on three sides but open at the
back. I’m pretty sure they don’t move those dressers very often, so
it’ll take ‘em a long time to find it there! If you can’t get the Bible
under the dresser that way, try pulling out one of the bottom drawers.
Sometimes you can get it like that, and even if you can’t, there may
still be room to fit the bible underneath the drawer itself. In hotels
that have big TVs, the TV stand offers another excellent hiding place.
One time my wife found a way to wedge a hardcover bible’s cover in a
thin gap in the wall underneath the sink. You never know what cool
places you’ll find to hide it in!
Don’t hide it under the
sheets, or even between the mattresses, because it’ll be found right
away. And don’t break anything in order to create a hiding place,
because it’s not your property. It’s not even stealing! The Bible is
still in the room, they just don’t know where you put it.
great thing about Hide the Bible is that when a hotel finds a Bible
missing, they replace it with a new one donated by the Gideons, paid
for by their Christian followers. This is a great way to make
Christians waste money, because the Bible isn’t really gone! It’s still
there. And some day, the hotel is gonna find it. And when they do,
they’re gonna go… "HEY! We’ve got TOO MANY BIBLES!"
Which is what we atheists have been saying all along.
Update: August 23, 2001
I just received the following email:
played "Hide the Bible" over the weekend, but someone beat me to my
hiding place. I lifted the nightstand, only to find another
bible! I ended up placing it under the dresser with a note
saying..."No, please try another location." I love that game." -
That's great to hear, Steve! Apparently "Hide the
Bible" is beginning to catch on.