Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why do atheists think they are more well-read than Christians??

Everyone: list your favorite 7 books and then your religion.

21 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Executive Orders - Tom Clancy

    Wise Guy - Nicholas Pileggi

    Generation Kill - Evan Wright

    Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki

    The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

    Thinner - Stephen King

    Financial Peace - Dave Ramsey

    These are favs of recent reads or re-reads...but I have long list of great books that I could recommend regarding just about any subject.

    Christian, non practicing.

    Source(s): me, and i am the s hit
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Masnave-ye Manavi. Rumi in Translation

    Gitanjali: Song Offerings. Tagore

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

    The Lotus Sutra

    Spiral Dance. Starhawk

    Dreaming the Dark. Starhawk

    Dune. Frank Herbert

    I don't have a religion though I'm often called Witch!

  • The World According to Garp/A Prayer for Owen Meany/Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving (3 way tie)

    Ireland - Frank Delaney

    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter Thompson

    2001 A Space Oddessy - Arthur C. Clark

    The Portable Dorothy Parker

    1916 - Morgan Llewellyn

    I'm an atheist

  • 1 decade ago

    Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne

    The Time Machine - H.G. Wells

    Emma - Jane Austen

    Lightning - Dean Koontz

    The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

    The Iliad & the Odyssey - Homer

    To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    I mostly like fiction, but I do read nonfiction,too. My non-fiction books tend to be about politics, history, and science. Since you asked for my favorites, they tend to be fiction.

    Oh, and I'm a Christian.

    Hope that helps


    If we get to go up to ten, I'd have to add:

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court - Mark Twain

    Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Eight - Katherine Neville

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Art of Happiness - Dalai Lama

    The Four Nobel Truths - Dalai Lama

    The Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

    A Brief History of the Universe - Steven Hawking

    Theory of General Relativity - Albert Einstien

    Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe

    The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins


  • 1 decade ago

    I think that is about the most ridiculous question I've ever read! How can you assume, that ones religious beliefs have anything to do with how many or kind of books they have read. I have read everything from The Little Engine That Could to War and Peace. And I am a Christian!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I love so many books I could never narrow it down to 7. I am a Christian. I have read books ranging from fiction - Hemingway and the Old Man and the Sea and too many others to count, to non-fiction - biographies of past Presidents, celebrities, politicians, the Cola Wars, to religion, various, to Bart Erman. Go figure, because I am a Christian.

  • 1 decade ago

    1. The Outsiders -- Fiction.

    2. Capitalist and Freedom -- Economics.

    3. The Blind Watchmaker -- Bioology.

    4. End of Faith -- Religion & Current Affairs.

    5. The Principles of Scientific Management -- Sociology/Management.

    6. The Protestant Ethics -- Sociology.

    7. Psycho-Cybernetics -- Popular Psychology.

    I am an Atheist.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No particular order:

    A history of God - Karen Armstrong

    A Short Histoy of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

    The Songlines -Bruce Chatwin

    Dark Star Safari - Paul Theroux

    Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

    Jack Maggs* - Peter Carey

    Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

    I'd also like to put Douglas Coupland's "Hey Nostradamus" and Arunhadti Roy's "The God of Small Things" in there. Both very beautiful novels.

    Atheist, Humanist. Possibly very, very liberal Christian.

    *A great retelling of the Dickens' finest novel, from a late 20th century Australian perspective.

  • 1 decade ago

    Some are, some aren't.

    1. The Holy Bible

    2. The History of the Middle Ages, Joseph Dahmas

    3. Love & Respect

    4. Every Woman's Battle

    5. JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

    6. CS Lewis Mere Christanity

    7. CS Lewis Chronicles of Narnia

    Biblical Christian.

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