In the UK the phrase "top shelf reading material" conveys a meaning which is probably not really what Muslims had in mind when they insisted that the Koran had to go on the top shelf in public libraries.
It was a post by Looney which drew my attention to the story that Muslims had been annoyed at finding the Koran on lower shelves in Public libraries. Their argument goes something like this - it's the word of god, so its the top banana of books, so it goes on the top shelf. QED really. You have got to hand it to religious folk - they sure are hot on logic.
And libraries with equally devastating logic have decided that as good multicultural institutions they must put any other Holy Books up there on the top shelf also. So up there we go with the Koran, the Bible the Baghavad Gita and all that other religious stuff. Can't have one holy book being higher than the others can we? Maybe while we are it we could put all the Theology books up there as well. After all how many young minds have been ruined by spending years over that philosophical navel gazing! Best if we get all that on the top shelf as well.
The top shelf is of course where we put other stuff that society thinks needs to be kept out of reach of children. Naughty adult mags and books ? - On the top shelf in the newsagents and the libraries well out of reach of the kids.
We won't even have to get different top shelves so that we can tell the adult stuff and the "Holy" stuff apart. Luckily, it's not that hard to tell the difference because while the Holy stuff tends to have lots of sex it also has a lot more xxx rated graphic violence than the other naughty adult stuff.
Anyway, well done Muslims for helping to rid our bottom shelves of material that might tend to corrupt the minds of younger readers. Hopefully the lower shelves can now be used for less harmful reading material.