At first, I was annoyed:
Bibles reaching captive audience
By PHIL HAMILTON - The Dominion Post | Saturday, 24 January 2009
The word of God was originally delivered from on high and a Christchurch woman is attempting to take it back there.
Redcliffs architect Ria Wayne is trying to put Bibles into every Department of Conservation hut in New Zealand.
Since she began her mission eight years ago, forming charitable trust Seek Freedom, she and trust volunteers have put Bibles into 375 of DOC's 950 huts.
The idea first came to her after meeting four Australians at French Ridge Hut below Mt Aspiring who had been trapped by the weather for four days.
"I realised then this was a captive audience," she told the Salvation Army's magazine, War Cry.
Then I realized those Kiwis aren't all that dumb:
Grant Piper, a former Canterbury/Westland Alpine Club president, said it was good to have any sort of reading material in the huts.
"I don't think anyone really cares either way, so good on them," he said.
And they could definitely come in handy.
"Given the option of a ropey old Reader's Digest I would rather use a page from a Bible to start a fire."
That's the spirit, mate.
GOOD MORNING, PHARYNGULOIDS: It's Sunday morning -- shouldn't you all be in Church? Oh, and go read Larry Moran. You'll like him. Trust me.
On the other hand, if you haven't had your weekly quotient of stupid, well, buckle up ... and don't say I didn't warn you.