What would you replace the bible with if you could?

Or the Koran, etc. etc.

My choices would be,

1. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the looking glass and what alice found there. By Lewis Carroll

2. The Complete Hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy, by Douglas Adams.

3. Cats Cradle, By Vonnegut Jr. (Or almost anything by him, also particularly Sirens of the Titans) 

What about you? What book or narative do you think presents a better understanding of Morality/reality/sexuality/ and/or spirituality, then the trash presented by the pig religions?



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    Brian Daurelle

    Depends on if you're trying to replace a profound spiritual landmark in people's lives, trying to answer questions about the universe, or just trying to deconvert them in general. 

    If the latter is the case, if, say, Barack Hussein Obama finally declared his true colors as a Muslim-Atheist-Socialist-Communist in his second term by replacing all the Gideon Bibles in hotels with devangelical literature, and if he made the logical choice of appointing me to head the effort, I would like to see a few books get wider circulation among the religious;

    The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

    The Moral Animal, also by Robert Wright

    The Hero with A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

    The Blank Slate by Stephen Pinker

    Though none of these books is an outright arguement against religion (though there are plenty great books in that category too), I think that, taken together, they present a worldview in which religion is antiquated and irrelevant. 


    For creation-questions, I'd replace the bible with Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth, and Krauss' A Universe from Nothing.


    For general feel-good storytelling and spiritual reading, I like the first answer's suggestion of the Hitchhikker's Guide to the Galaxy (which books I read whenever I feel incurably miserable), and a few Kurt Vonnegut books, starting with Slaughterhouse-Five; I'd also add The Stranger and (as of recently) Cloud Atlas.  All great books that speak to our inner humanity, sometimes in the worst of circumstances. 

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      Doug Reardon

      Free beer.

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        Peta M

        Oh Great question I will throw my own rules in here that I have raised my kids by and there are only 2 and they can be applied to everything , It wouldn't even need to be a book

        Just a fridge magnet !

        It would say

        Be Kind! Learn Lots!

        That's it because I figure If it's not kind or you can't learn from it you probably shouldn't be doing it!