1. Hy-Brasil
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    10 May '09 05:25
    is the Koran superior to the Bible and if so,why? Is the Bible superior and if so,why? Are they equal? Why?
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_books
  3. Donationrwingett
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    10 May '09 09:57
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    is the Koran superior to the Bible and if so,why? Is the Bible superior and if so,why? Are they equal? Why?
    Is cholera superior to typhoid fever?
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    10 May '09 10:19
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Is cholera superior to typhoid fever?
    I'd say it is.
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    The Bible comes out ahead on sales.
    Previous posters link bears that out.

    But if we can leave the subject matter out of it
    (on here...am I kidding?).

    I have an interesting observation.

    Been going around 2nd hand book shops since 1981.

    2nd hand Bibles are everywhere. Some shops had a shelf full of 2nd hand Bibles.

    Never seen 1 copy of the Koran in a 2nd hand book shop. Never.

    So before posting this I checked out ebay.

    "Koran + book" pulled up 74 entries. "Bible + book " pulled up 8,615 entries.

    So narrowed it down.
    "Koran + Used Book" = 5 entries. "Bible + Used Book" = 207 entries."

    Make of it what you will.
    But it appears that readers of the Koran tend to hold onto their copies,
    whilst readers of the Bible tend not too.

    Of course more copies of the Bible have been printed than the Koran
    so one would expect to see more 2nd hand copies.

    But that previous link listed other books that have sold over a
    100 million copies - Lord of the Rings, Tale of two Cities etc
    These too are standard 2nd hand fare and are often seen in
    book stores.

    The Koran has sales over 800 million. So if it was a 'normal' book
    registering those numbers you would expect to see at least 2 or 3
    per 2nd hand book shop.

    I have never seen one.

    Just an observation.
    I cannot state that one is better than the other as I have only
    read the Bible.
  6. Hy-Brasil
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    10 May '09 11:11
    the book sales are interesting and could shed some light on it. but i believe there are more christians than muslims too. so there would be more bibles. I was trying to get at content I know many dont believe in either but for the ones that do I would like to read their input on why one is the truth or has more of the truth and why they believe so
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    10 May '09 11:17
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    The Bible comes out ahead on sales.
    Previous posters link bears that out.

    But if we can leave the subject matter out of it
    (on here...am I kidding?).

    I have an interesting observation.

    Been going around 2nd hand book shops since 1981.

    2nd hand Bibles are everywhere. Some shops had a shelf full of 2nd hand Bibles.

    Never seen 1 copy of th ...[text shortened]... n.
    I cannot state that one is better than the other as I have only
    read the Bible.
    Interesting Geoff thanks. There are likely to be multiple factors in play when it comes to selling copies. Culture will be an influence i.e. it's probably not considered socially correct to sell your copy of the Koran, whereas the diversification and liberalisation of Christianity over the years will drive people to buy different translations and educational versions of the bible, and therefore sell their other ones. Christianity is more commercial - I'm sorry to say.
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    I don't care about which book is better. I only care about were can I find the truth.
  9. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    10 May '09 13:01
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    the book sales are interesting and could shed some light on it. but i believe there are more christians than muslims too. so there would be more bibles. I was trying to get at content I know many dont believe in either but for the ones that do I would like to read their input on why one is the truth or has more of the truth and why they believe so
    Nope. There are more Muslims than Christians.
  10. Hy-Brasil
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    10 May '09 13:18
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Nope. There are more Muslims than Christians.
    NOT SO. check your source. I said " CHRISTIANS" not just catholics
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    When the big rock arrives it won't matter what is sitting on your bookshelf. It will remove all of our species from this planet irrespective of our individual 'truths.'
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    10 May '09 14:28
    Originally posted by TerrierJack
    When the big rock arrives it won't matter what is sitting on your bookshelf. It will remove all of our species from this planet irrespective of our individual 'truths.'
    True.
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    10 May '09 17:54
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    is the Koran superior to the Bible and if so,why? Is the Bible superior and if so,why? Are they equal? Why?
    the bible and the koran are unique, you can only try to understand both holy books and hopefully understand its lessons.

    however, I'd say its the bible.
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    10 May '09 19:54
    Koran vs. Bible?

    I'm thinking CAGE MATCH!!!!! 😀

    Fight to the death! 😵
  15. Hy-Brasil
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    10 May '09 22:44
    Originally posted by Badwater
    Koran vs. Bible?

    I'm thinking [b]CAGE MATCH!!!!!
    😀

    Fight to the death! 😵[/b]
    I see your humor,but the irony is thats really whats going on.from the crusades to the present
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