1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    "Officially (Guinness World Records) Amazing"

    "Best selling book of non-fiction"


    "Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion.

    By the end of 1995, combined global sales of Today's English Version (Good News) New Testament and Bible (copyright for which is held by the Bible Societies) exceeded 17.75 million copies, and the whole Bible had been translated into 349 languages; 2,123 languages have at least one book of the Bible in that language.

    It has been reported that 800 million copies of the red-covered booklet Quotations from the Works of Mao Zedong (Tse-tung) were sold or distributed between June 1966, when possession became virtually mandatory in China, and September 1971, when its promoter Marshal Lin Biao died in an air crash."

    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction/

    "Why?"
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Officially (Guinness World Records) Amazing"

    "Best selling book of non-fiction"


    "Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but ...[text shortened]... tp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction/

    "Why?"[/b]
    People like a good old fairy tale. 🙂
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    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    People like a good old fairy tale. 🙂
    not that many, after all, how many has the God delusion sold? about 2 million sado's bought it?
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    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    not that many, after all, how many has the God delusion sold? about 2 million sado's bought it?
    Which is 2 million more books than you've ever sold.
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    17 Jun '13 16:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Officially (Guinness World Records) Amazing"

    "Best selling book of non-fiction"


    "Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but ...[text shortened]... tp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction/

    "Why?"[/b]
    In St. Peter's in Rome they have brass markings on the floor indicating the length of the naves of different famous churches around the world but making the point that St. Peter's is the biggest. I suppose like that, this business about book sales is another variation on "size matters."
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    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Which is 2 million more books than you've ever sold.
    LOL, argumentum ad populum
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    what got 2nd place?
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    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    LOL, argumentum ad populum
    The best response to the OP.
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Officially (Guinness World Records) Amazing"

    "Best selling book of non-fiction"


    "Although it is impossible to obtain exact figures, there is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but ...[text shortened]... tp://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-1/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction/

    "Why?"[/b]
    That's a pretty broad definition of "non-fiction" they're using.
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    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    The best response to the OP.
    ohh you are so right, is there no where to hide from the pain!
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    People like a good old fairy tale


    Could you quote me a fairy tale which contains in it a paragraph such as the following?

    This is just a portion of the description of the geographic details of the allotted land to the Israelites in the book of Joshua. Could you produce for me a fairy tale which includes geographic details like this ?

    And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.

    10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.

    11 ¶ And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.

    12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan; and the border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Beth–a'ven.

    13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which is Beth–el, southward; and the border descended to At'aroth–a'dar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether Beth–ho'ron.

    14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Beth–ho'ron southward; and the goings out thereof were at Kir'jath–ba'al, which is Kir'jath–je'arim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west quarter.

    15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kir'jath–je'arim, and the border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephto'ah:

    16 and the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of Jeb'usi on the south, and descended to En–ro'gel,

    17 and was drawn from the north, and went forth to En–she'mesh, and went forth toward Geli'loth, which is over against the going up of Adum'mim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,

    18 and passed along toward the side over against Ar'abah northward, and went down unto Ar'abah:

    19 and the border passed along to the side of Beth–hog'lah northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jordan: this was the south coast.

    20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This was the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts thereof round about, according to their families.

    21 ¶ Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, and Beth–hog'lah, and the valley of Keziz,

    22 and Beth–ar'abah, and Zemara'im, and Beth–el,

    23 and Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

    24 and Che'phar–ha-am'monai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:

    25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beer'oth,

    26 and Mizpeh, and Chephi'rah, and Mozah,

    27 and Rekem, and Ir'peel, and Tar'alah,

    28 and Zelah, Eleph, and Jeb'usi, which is Jerusalem, Gib'e-ath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.
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    Proper Knob,

    People like a good old fairy tale


    Could you also submit a fairy tale which has biographical information similar to what we read here in the book of Numbers ?

    The Numbering of Israel at Sinai

    1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Si'nai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

    2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls;

    3 from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.

    4 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers.

    5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Eli'zur the son of Shede'ur.

    6 Of Simeon; Shelu'mi-el the son of Zurishad'dai.

    7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Ammin'adab.

    8 Of Is'sachar; Nethan'e-el the son of Zu'ar.

    9 Of Zeb'ulun; Eli'ab the son of Helon.

    10 Of the children of Joseph: of E'phra-im; Elish'ama the son of Ammi'hud: of Manas'seh; Gama'li-el the son of Pedah'zur.

    11 Of Benjamin; Ab'idan the son of Gide-o'ni.

    12 Of Dan; Ahi-e'zer the son of Ammishad'dai.

    13 Of Asher; Pag'i-el the son of Ocran.

    14 Of Gad; Eli'asaph the son of Deu'el.

    15 Of Naph'tali; Ahi'ra the son of Enan.

    16 These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.

    17 ¶ And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed by their names:

    18 and they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.

    19 As the LORD commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Si'nai.

    20 ¶ And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    21 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

    22 ¶ Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    23 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

    24 ¶ Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    25 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.

    26 ¶ Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    27 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

    28 ¶ Of the children of Is'sachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    29 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Is'sachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

    30 ¶ Of the children of Zeb'ulun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    31 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Zeb'ulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

    32 ¶ Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of E'phra-im, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    33 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of E'phra-im, were forty thousand and five hundred.

    34 ¶ Of the children of Manas'seh, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    35 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Manas'seh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

    36 ¶ Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    37 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

    38 ¶ Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    39 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

    40 ¶ Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    41 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

    42 ¶ Of the children of Naph'tali, throughout their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

    43 those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Naph'tali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

    44 ¶ These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers.

    45 So were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel;

    46 even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
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    Originally posted by sonship
    Proper Knob,

    People like a good old fairy tale


    Could you also submit a fairy tale which has biographical information similar to what we read here in the book of [b]Numbers
    ?

    The Numbering of Israel at Sinai

    1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Si'nai, in the tabernacle of the congregatio and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.
    [/b]
    Before you go clogging up the thread with more text, my earlier reply was intended as tongue-in-cheek, hence the smiley face.
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    I just don't know how to take those graphic faces. Too old fashion I guess.
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    Originally posted by sonship
    People like a good old fairy tale


    Could you quote me a fairy tale which contains in it a paragraph such as the following?

    This is just a portion of the description of the geographic details of the allotted land to the Israelites in the book of [b]Joshua.
    Could you produce for me a fairy tale which includes geographic details l of the children of Benjamin according to their families. [/quote][/b]
    Read the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien. He has maps of Middle Earth in the books and everything. It has so much detail it will make your eyes bleed.
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