Posted by Lewis on July 14, 2003
In Reply to: Found phrase - Bible dip posted by ESC on July 12, 2003
: BIBLE DIP - "All the Finches did bible-dips. It was like asking a Magic Eight Ball a question, only you were asking God. The way it worked was, one person held the bible while another person thought of a question to ask God, like, 'Should I get my hair cut short?' Then the person holding the bible opened it at random, and the person asking the question dropped his or her finger on the page. Whatever word your finger landed on, this was your answer." From "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs, Picador, New York, 2002, a true story by the survivor of a very strange childhood.
Isn't that called "bibliomancy"? (seriously)
"Bible dip" - the Bible belt's equivalent to guacamole.