I ended my last post with a research question: how much religion would I see reflected in the book/magazine section of my suburban supermarket?
I was surprised not to find very much. There was, of course, a Golden Books display, complete with The Pokey Little Puppy.
There were a few Chicken Soup for the .... books, and at least one by Joyce Meyer. But no Bibles that I could find, and no Christian romance novels. That was interesting, since there’s a rack of Amish-themed romances right near the cash register at my local CVS drug store. (I’ll have to post of picture of that.) I did find one book with “Bible” in the title, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.
There was no shortage of American flags, especially since tomorrow is the Fourth of July.
I didn’t include in this research the tabloids at the checkout or the greeting cards. Those will come another day. As will a look at Walmart and KMart for popular religiosity.
By the way, I found that the Goya island had been substantially expanded: it still wasn’t marked in any way, but it also remained in separate from other aisles.