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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2008, 06:18:53 pm »
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2008, 06:56:32 pm »
any fiction by Raymond Buckland.

Ok dude, we get that you're a famous witch and have penned popular manuals on the subject. Doesn't mean you can WRITE A STORY.

Same goes for Silver Ravenwolf however, I extend the ban to ANYTHING she's written, EVER.
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2008, 07:10:22 pm »
any fiction by Raymond Buckland.

Ok dude, we get that you're a famous witch and have penned popular manuals on the subject. Doesn't mean you can WRITE A STORY.

Same goes for Silver Ravenwolf however, I extend the ban to ANYTHING she's written, EVER.

Second on Ravenwolf. I always saw her as the Isaac Asimov of pagan writing (though Asimov, from what I hear, is really good). She seems to have a new book out every five minutes. Or maybe it's the same book over and over again, I'm not too sure. All I know is I can't even browse them without boredom.
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2008, 09:38:32 pm »
The Principia Discordia
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Anyway I would NOT recommend reading:

Anything by Lee Child (cliche ridden, predictable, boring "thrillers")
Anything by Dan Brown (see above, plus adoring idiots fans).
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (I know, I know, its a play....)
Anything by Kant
Mein Kampf by Hitler (gibberish and paranoid ranting with no literary merit and only useful as a historical document).
The Left Behind Series - bad plot, bad writing, bad for your brain
I actually tried to read the first Left Behind book the other day.  I couldn't even get past the first chapter.  So tired and cliche.  And I'm still mad at you for suggesting Gary North's "Unholy Spirits". I can't even think of the words to describe how awful it is.
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2008, 12:35:23 am »
The Bible.
I actually enjoy a lot of the bible. It's Christians who are the problem.

I would also like to add "anything by Mitch Albom" to the list.
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2008, 12:52:30 am »
The Bible.
I actually enjoy a lot of the bible. It's Christians who are the problem.

I would also like to add "anything by Phillip K Dick" to the list.

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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2008, 07:33:46 am »
Also true, but you guys seem to like him.
I figure most of us can agree on Mitch Albom though, right?
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2008, 08:31:52 am »
The Bible.
I actually enjoy a lot of the bible. It's Christians who are the problem.


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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2008, 10:05:57 am »
The Bible sucks hairy goat balls.  Awful writing, boring plot, nothing of interest whatsoever.  "Elia who begat Noah who begat Adam who begat Joesph who begat NO-ONE GIVES A FUCKING SHIT, THATS WHO."
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2008, 11:22:44 am »
Not to mention one-dimensional characters and obscene amounts of Deus ex Machina.

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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2008, 12:25:41 pm »
Not to mention one-dimensional characters and obscene amounts of Deus ex Machina.

holy sheeeit!  this is the best literary review of the bible I've ever seen!  WoW!  Over rated & over used to justify inhumanity & intolerance.  Except for a few passages - the more poetic ones, I guess, which are quite beautiful (too few & too far between tho)
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2008, 02:45:57 pm »
Anything by Terry Goodkind.

Srsly, if the road to hell is paved with adverbs, then reading Goodkind is, well...you get the idea.
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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2008, 02:48:58 pm »
Anything by Terry Goodkind.

Srsly, if the road to hell is really, fully, and completely paved with adverbs, then reading Goodkind is, well...you get the idea.


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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2008, 02:50:15 pm »
Anything by Terry Goodkind.

Srsly, if the road to hell is really, fully, and completely paved with adverbs, then reading Goodkind is, well...you get the idea.


Fixed for meta.

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Re: Books That No One Should Read
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2008, 02:58:11 pm »
The Bible sucks hairy goat balls.  Awful writing, boring plot, nothing of interest whatsoever.  "Elia who begat Noah who begat Adam who begat Joesph who begat NO-ONE GIVES A FUCKING SHIT, THATS WHO."

Nah, you're missing the point. If you disregard any preconceived notions and all the common Christian misperceptions, Christ's philosophy is essentially Western Taoism. Christians have really butchered it with all of their homophobia and everything, but Jesus, whatever else he may have been, is still one of my favorite philosophers. Also, there really is a lot of wisdom in the Old Testament. The thing is, you can't read it as a religious text that anybody really took literally. If you think in terms of "why would they have written this?", you can, at the very least, learn a lot about ancient cultures.
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