No Religious Texts on the 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books List

The Guardian has put out their list of the “100 greatest non-fiction books” of all-time.

Forget the debate about the list for a moment. I just love this explanation of why no religious texts made the cut:

… after some debate we decided that religious texts were a little too, well, fictional.

Didn’t know a debate was needed to make that decision, but it was the right one :)

(Thank to Rich for the link!)

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  • Nikita

    That is awesome!! Thanks for posting. :)

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff P

    I would be for the bible making the top 100 fictional list.

  • Danish Atheist

    So there IS hope 😀

  • Anonymous

    Hamilton Nolan at Gawker ruffled some feathers by dropping this into his reporting on Southern Baptists:

    It doesn’t change the fact that all that stuff they believe is mythology.

    http://ca.gawker.com/5812107/southern-baptists-could-soon-have-a-black-leader

  • Dorothy

    I notice the Selfish Gene and the Origin of Species are both on the list

  • Gibbon

    I’m surprised. The Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David Hume is on that list, but religious books are too fictional to be included? Hume’s Dialogues is largely fictional; it details a conversation between four men that never existed. In most respects a piece of fiction. I’m starting to question the criteria they used for distinguishing between fiction and non-fiction for this list.

  • Tom

    Even by the Guardian’s standards, that remark is refreshingly open (and, if I don’t misread the tone, gleefully cheeky) in its utter irreverence for certain ancient, unjustified, socially entrenched superstitions. Good show!

  • http://www.quietatheist.com Slugsie

    Excellent. For once the British press does something right.

    Now, we just need to get someone in the American press to do the same.

  • http://www.angryvince.com Angry Vince

    Stunned by the comment from The Guardian.
    Just freakin’ awesome.