The Good Parts of the Good Book

Steve Wells, the creator of the Skeptics Annotated Bible, has put out his list of the best books in the Bible.

Topping the list is Proverbs with 56 “good things” in it.

Tied for 30th place are Acts, Hosea, 2 Timothy, 2 Peter, 3 John, and 2 John with one good thing apiece.

And tied for 36th are 31 other books, none of which have any redeeming value.

When adjusted for size, though, Ecclesiastes comes in first with 17.12 “good things” per 100 verses. Acts comes in 35th, with 0.10 good things per 100 verses.

Wells adds:

(The overall average for the Bible is 0.86 good passages / 100 verses.)

These rankings are based off of an extensive and exhaustive list Wells created, which you can read in full here.

Let the debates begin.


[tags]atheist, atheism, Steve Wells, Skeptics Annotated Bible, Bible, Proverbs, Acts, Hosea, 2 Timothy, 2 Peter, 3 John, 2 John, Ecclesiastes[/tags]

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