I personally think the bible would make bad toilet paper. It is to slick, kind of like the gospel inside.
Seriously - I usually just take it and throw it away the first opportunity I get.
Gideons spend money to put these in hotels and motels. Let them keep wasting their money and their time.
I have marked them up. Written questions all over them. Pointed out the errors and the contradictions.
Kind of just depends on how much time I have, and how bored I am.
More fun is to mark them up and then leave them in a public restroom someplace. Kind of kills two birds with one stone - takes it form the hotel/motel, and leaves it where somebody will definitely notice it.
A bible is good for many things, like toilet paper, fire starter, need to stop that wobbly table? Need to blow your nose? The choices are endless!
Truthfully, I still have a bible. I have many versions of bibles. I have a religious library. From time to time I look some of this stuff over, read a passage from apologetic literature, and think what the hell were they smoking?
I also have several bibles to use for reference. Do you happen to have an original 1611 King James version? I've been told that the name "Jesus" is not used in that version. Wondering if that's true.
I don't have anything that old, but the name "Iesus" is used throughout the 1611 King James version, and is a Latin form of a Greek word coming closer to Joshua today. So what is the real name of god? Put some vowels into JHVH if you like, OR just be aware that the name changes according to the language of the day.
Counting occurences in the Apocrypha, the name 'Jesus' occurs 1009 times in the King James Version.
If it is the 1611 version then the name is spelled "Iesus." From 1611 until now the name has changed according to the language usage of the time.
Origami is a great way to combat boredom if there's nothing on TV and you can't sleep. The paper folds really nicely. Also, many hotels have shredders.