slanoue wrote:Some people do steal anything that is not bolted down, including the hotel bible. They are what you might call ethically challenged.
The "hotel bible" was almost assuredly placed there by The Gideons, who have made it their mission to distribute free Bibles "through designated traffic lanes of life, thus efficiently reaching a large number of people." I can't imagine why anyone in this exchange would be upset if you take The Bible. While admittedly, you can't just call up The Gideons and request a single Bible for personal use*, their website does speak about how their Bibles are "easy to use. They can be carried in a pocket or a purse..." so they must expect them to be going somewhere.
*Unless you're in the military -- just ask your chaplain if you want one.