Valerie Tarico has an interesting piece up on AlterNet: Bible Verses That Atheists Love. It’s sort of a response to the Ship of Fools project, which asked Christians to honestly cite their least favorite verses from the Bible. Tarico decided that if Christians can acknowledge the horrible parts of the Bible, we atheists can acknowledge the good parts. (Plus it makes a strong counter to the notion that atheists lump all Christianity together, and that we only ever focus on the horrible stuff in religion.)
I contributed to the project, along with Hemant Mehta, Kim Veal, Leighann Lord, Dale McGowan, Adam Lee, David Silverman, Dan Barker, Vyckie Garrison, August E. Brunsman IV, David Fitzgerald, and more. It’s interesting to see which verses inspire whom, and why. (I was struck by how many other people picked something from Ecclesiastes.) Enjoy!