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    started a topic (GD) The most important written works in history?

    (GD) The most important written works in history?

    So what are they and how would you rank them? I ask because I was thinking today about what written works are crucial for my children to know and understand.

    1. Bible

    2. Declaration of Independence

    I'm not sure after these two - I can think of a lot of books to be sure - too many in fact - so help out with your top ten.

    [ 11. December 2002, 23:16: Message edited by: Rebecca ]

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    (Bible, (I should add the book of Mormon)Constitution & Shakespere have been mentioned, as well as Atlas Shrugged) and,

    Les Miserables
    Huckleberry Finn
    Treasure Island
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Ivanhoe
    Sense and Sensibility
    Where the Red Fern Grows
    just to name a few...

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    Aside from the Bible, has anything really had as much inpact on the world and how we think as the Communist Mannifesto? I don't think so.

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    The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist Revolution. The Proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!-Karl Marx, "The Communist Manifesto"

    I would trust my life to two things-God and the Kalashnikov.

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  • mack
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    Hmmm "1984", could be, that and "Brave New World."


    Encyclopedias - but which one?

    Just thought of another - The Oxford English Dictionary

    "On Liberty," John Stuart Mill - maybe, utilitarianism has done great damage to our country/world and seems to be the prevailing philosophy of government and society. That may come under know thy enemy.

    The Origin of Species by Darwin - another good candidate - although I know that many here would have an issue with that - personally I have never found it to conflict with my faith in God.

    The Prince - by Machivelli

    Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis

    Man, my kids are going to hate me.

    edit to add: Oh, already took care of "Green Eggs and Ham."

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    Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. - KJV 2 Cor 3:17

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - MLK

    Molon Labe

    Hate is no substitute for love, nor passion truth.

    [This message has been edited by mack (edited 26 November 2002).]

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    My list:
    1. Bible
    2. Declaration of Independence
    3. US Constitution
    4. "The Prince" by Machiavelli
    5. "MacBeth" by Sir Francis Bacon (writing as "William Shakespeare")

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    For the good of mankind:

    1. Bible
    2. Constitution and Bill of Rights
    3. Unintended Consequenses
    4. 1984
    5. The Coming Terror


    For the detriment of mankind:

    1. Mein Kampf
    2. The Communist Manifesto

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    Bible

    Mad magazine

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    If the majority was wrong, would it be right?

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    The Bible, and a thicker, older(non-PC) set of Encyclopedias.

    Comprehensive encyclopedias are the "combination gun" of the book world; they will handle a lot of varied situations.

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    "On Liberty" John Stuart Mill

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    Starship Troopers!

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    Will the last American to leave Florida, please bring the flag?

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
    principalities, powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
    against spiritual wickedness in high places Ephesians 6:12



    Gloria in Excelsis Deo

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    The Bible,

    And then,

    Everything else...

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  • mike1
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    Not only is it beneficial to identify important written texts from which to educate your children, it is also important to recognize the texts which were lost forever when Egypt's library was burned.

    The destroyed library in Egypt is considered by many scholars to be one of the worst academic losses in history.

    As a university educated man myself, I agree with that assessment.

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  • mike1
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    The list is endless.

    The enormous value and wordly significance of countless written works has changed lives on this planet, literally.

    Any given category of interest will obviously contain hundreds of priceless texts.

    Medicine, chemistry, science, math, government, religion, physics, literature, historic/ancient wonders, and records of
    devastating events from around the world.

    Just the list of general categories is endless.

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    Originally posted by Blood of Tyrants:
    Atlas Shrugged should be required reading for all college freshmen.
    LOL..most college freshmen couldn't read it and understand 1/5th of what they read...



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  • mack
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    flaswampratt


    Yes, the Big Book of Alcohics Anonymous may be number three. It has saved countless lives all over the world, has been translated into more languages than any other book except the bible, and has birthed GA NA SA EA CA Alanon ... and countless spin offs.

    Shakespeare - his works helped define the English language and speak to all time.



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    Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. - KJV 2 Cor 3:17

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - MLK

    Molon Labe

    Hate is no substitute for love, nor passion truth.

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