Agree or Disagree: The Bible should be in the non-fiction section of your local bookstore.


Agree or Disagree: The Bible should be in the non-fiction section of your local bookstore.

Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach was upset.

He walked into a Costco store a saw a Bible for $14.95 and titled under the category “Fiction”.

So, he tweeted out the photo above and tweeted this.

Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm….

Costco issued an apology saying this.

Costco’s distributor mislabeled a small percentage of the Bibles, however we take responsibility and should have caught the mistake. We are correcting this with them for future distribution,” the statement said. “In addition, we are immediately relabeling all mislabeled Bibles. We greatly apologized for this error.

Read the story here.
http://business.time.com/2013/11/20/costco-apologizes-for-labeling-bibles-as-fiction/?hpt=hp_t3

Well, thank you… I guess. But wait, I have a question. What section should it be in then? I’m serious here.

Yes, you can argue it has non-fiction elements in it. You can also argue it has allegorical elements. You could technically say it has elements of fantasy in it. And realistically, you can argue it has elements of fiction in it.

My point is this. I’m not as offended by this as Pastor Caleb, or maybe other Christians are. It doesn’t matter what section it is in. And it doesn’t deter my view of the Bible. If anything, it made me think about elements of the Bible.

What do you think? Are you offended by the Bible in the fiction section?

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