Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a list of books you should read. His selection concerns works of profound and lasting influence, such as On the Origin of Species and The Wealth of Nations.
Topping the list — not too surprisingly — is the Bible. But curiously Tyson slanders the book. Why read it? “[T]o learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself,” he says.
It reminds me of a comment by Fr. Tom Hopko: If you’re going to have an opinion about the Bible, you should read it. Clearly Tyson hasn’t read the Book of Job.