agoodbookJudging by the interview in The Guardian , The Good Book by AC Grayling should be a good read. I think a secular alternative to the bible would be a valuable addition to anybody’s library. There’s another fine  interview in The New Humanist.

I particularly liked this quote from the Guardian interview:

“We have to try to persuade society as a whole to recognise that religious groups are self-constituted interest groups; they exist to promote their point of view. Now, in a liberal democracy they have every right to do so. But they have no greater right than anybody else, any political party or Women’s Institute or trade union. But for historical reasons they have massively overinflated influence – faith-based schools, religious broadcasting, bishops in the House of Lords, the presence of religion at every public event. We’ve got to push it back to its right size.”

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