Just in the past few months, I've been coming across the word bible as a lowercase word. I'm not talking about the word as used in, say, "the fisherman's bible," or such similar uses; rather, the appearance of the word when it clearly refers to the Holy Bible, as in the Judeo-Christian Scriptures.
As a lifelong Christian, I am somewhat concerned (assuming tentatively there is a trend) that the use of the word bible, when referring to the Holy Bible, may be related to a general devaluing of this traditionally sacred book.
My questions, then "Is there a trend toward replacing the capital B in Bible with a lowercase b?" And are there statistics or facts to support this notion? (Meaning, is there data that supports the statement that this is a trend that's actually occurring as opposed to my own perception?)