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09-16-2007, 12:35 AM
my work always tends to come back to the corrupting power of Religion and the manipulation of the need to believe by those in Power. Obvious why, of course - these are my attitudes towards such things. But the danger is that you can end up just window dressing a personal rant.

Can anyone think of good books that have addressed thses ideas but avoided the danger of solipsistic ranting?

Cathy C
09-16-2007, 04:55 AM
Fiction or non-fiction? The DaVinci Code is obviously a prime example of fiction and there are plenty more.

Leigh Walker
09-16-2007, 05:05 AM
Have you read "The Crime of Father Amaro" by Eca De Queiros?

Devil Ledbetter
09-16-2007, 03:37 PM
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

The Book of Fred, Abbi Bardi

English Passengers, Matthew Kneale

09-16-2007, 11:51 PM
thanks folks - daVinci - of course, and I will look into the others,


10-01-2007, 11:39 PM
I'm not clear about what you seek, but I have been impressed with the works of Bishop Spong who boldly speaks out against the many of the fallacies of orgaanized religion and religious thought.

10-01-2007, 11:42 PM
Oh, and I liked the DaVinci code very much, but remember ... while it may have some roots in truth, it is a clever, creative work of fiction.