The Most Stolen Book is…the Bible?
I found this hard to believe, but a quick Google search and visit to Snopes confirmed this isn’t just a local phenomenon.
So why would Bibles be the most stolen book? Several theories come to mind:
- The Bible is the most printed book in history–it’s bound to be high on any list because of sheer volume.
- It seems extra cool or thrilling or bad–or whatever feeling the thief is looking for–to steal a BIBLE, of all things. “Huh huh. I stole the book that says ‘Do not steal.’ I’m so BAD!”
- People opposed to the Bible and its teachings seek to keep it from inquiring minds. (Uh, yeah. Good luck with that).
Any other theories?