My top may not signify poor writing- but for sure will signify destructive books that I read during college and at a time when I was researching world religions.
1. Margaret Sanger’s —The Pivot of Civilization—-
-Who is Margaret Sanger? She would be the founder of Planned Parenthood, who published a book (which has been out of print for years and rumored to be frowned upon by PP) sharing all her thoughts on race and birth control methods. I read this book along with 2 on my list for research during school which unbelievably was for a paper on the Spartans.
Sanger was one sick cookie, her introduction fails to state the downright disturbing ideas this book encapsulates and how racist this woman really was.
Who are the “We”? Whoever the “we” are suppose to be they went on to represent goals to keep certain human beings from having children. Sanger believed in sterilization and using abortion as birth control or in her words race and imbecile control. Don’t believe me, you can find tons of information about the foundation of Planned Parenthood and Sanger online.
2.Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
The book that forever knocked Adolf off the list of most popular baby boy names.
I will be honest- I read this as part of a research paper on WWII as a group project and could not finish it.
3. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin
The author who ranks races by their levels of evolution and states that Jews and Black people are more ape than human. ….and then goes on to become the cornerstone of everything that your child will be taught about biology and genetics. AWESOME!
4. Dianetics by Ron L. Hubbard
WOW- did you know this guy was a science fiction author before he wrote Dianetics? One day Ron sat down with his buddies and bet them all a case of beer that he could create his own religion…..Flash forward a few months you have Scientology with free beer and Tom Cruise.
5. He Came to Set the Captives Free by Rebecca Brown
Not only does this woman claim vampires and werewolves are real but she can teach you how to rebuke them..with stick figure illustrations to boot….One way ticket on the Crazy Train please….
6. A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren
I am a Christian says Brian- I believe in Jesus says Brian- I also believe that there was no apple, no serpant, no garden, no virgin birth, no cross, no resurrection, no Hell and I think God really didn’t say what the Bible really says He said…Ok then Brian what the *bleep* do you believe in then?
7. Kerry Packer
This was a book i was really looking forward to when it was released however i did not enjoy it at all. There was no real inside information nor real content. I feel i could have read his wikipedia page and come away with the same information.
I wonder if his son will get a book? James Packer has taken over the business and launched new businesses such as online bookmaker CrownBet.
8. Your Best life Now by Joel Osteen
Just look at the cover…seriously I can’t believe I read this…..it was one of those desperate at the dentist have nothing to read moments….My Two Fiction Selections…in no way close to the same as a Hitler or Sanger book make my list for their absurdity.
9. The Davinci Code by Dan Brown
Jesus in the mountains with Mary, secretly gets married and pops out some kids. Flash forward to present day: we got albino bad guys whipping themselves, looking for the holy grail and protecting Christ’s last of kin ….and then people actually discussing if this could be real……if this could be they mystery of the Bible, come on people….Really??
10. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
I can’t even begin to tell you what this book was about, between the 5000 tragedies and the 1000 plot lines, things got to be a huge tangled web of whining, blaming and living through every real life tragedy since The Oklahoma City Bombing. How do you mix the events of Columbine, 9/11 and Katrina into one story? Hmmm lets see, blame President Bush for it all, he created the storm that destroyed New Orleans and made those kids go nuts and shoot up their school. Bush was so evil, he diabolically made these fictional characters cheat on each other, go to jail and have a crappy life. Lamb slammed Bush probably a gazillion times for things even outside of his presidency, it was just annoying and really pathetic.I was tired, annoyed and emotionally drained after reading this.
So, what do you think? Any of you read these? Agree? Disagree?