Well Known Athiest Writes A Book In Biblical Form

04.13.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   One of the most well-known athiests in the world-- A.C. Grayling-- has written an athiest Bible. It's called "The Good Book: A Humanist Bible." It comes complete with verses and even it's own version of the 10 Commandments, which read "don't harm others, think for yourself, take responsibility, be informed, be kind, and be courageous, or at least sincerely try..." Grayling says he wrote it because it's "compiled out of all the great ethical traditions of both the western and eastern civilizations, and it's for everybody. I believe those with a religious committment would find a great deal in here that resonates with them also." Here's the issue Christians are taking with it-- it's the only book to be written in God's format. Grayling uses books, chapters, and verses because he says it works. He says "the format is a very accessible and inviting one. So with the traditional way the bible is written, it means people can take shorter passages or longer passages, take pieces and reflect on them." Just 16 percent of people in the world claim to have no religious affiliation. Grayling got hammered this week on an interview on CNN. He was asked why would anyone want to read this book? The anchor called it "offensive" to people of faith.