I Can’t Believe It’s Not Scripture!

Title: “The Good Book: A Humanist Bible”

Author: A.C. Grayling

Rank: 21

Blurb: “Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, the literary skill, and — yes —the audacity to conceive of a powerful, secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A.C. Grayling has done.”

Review: “Here is a book I am not afraid to let my child read. No stories about daughters banging their drunk dad. No stories about sacrificing unnamed daughters to some god. No cooking food over dung. No genocide. No deaths of all first born sons. No promises of cured illnesses. No appeals to an end of the universe. No masochistic gods having themselves beaten so they can become a zombie. Nope. Just a clean book of good thoughts.”

Customers Also Bought: “The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster”, by Bobby Henderson

Footnote: Any atheist who needs a powerful, secular alternative to the Bible is unclear on the concept.

The Good Book [Amazon]

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Did they even mention the Stinque.com Zombie Bible in the review?

Okay, Stinque lawyers, I need some assistance here.

This dopey defense attorney, as part of his dopey argument, cited “a renowned treatise” on trusts that includes discussion of an Illinois Appellate Court case, Albrecht v. Gray, but I cannot understand him when he says the title of this “renowned treatise.”

It sounds like “Gloria Browns,” but I know that’s not right and I can’t find anything with the Google.

Any ideas?

Thanks, kids!

Oh, trusts and estates. I got nothing. Sorry.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: Beats me. Maybe no such treatise exists and his trick to full the other side is to say “the mumble-mumble treatise.”

Well, thanks, kids. I decided to just go with “[INAUDIBLE]” and leave it at that. This transcript is a disaster. The court reporter, who I had worked for since 1984, had been having problems with her equipment for a couple months (voicewriter, cassette recordings), and this is one of the trials that got mangled. She died suddenly the end of last October, and the Trial Court is letting me handle all the transcript requests. I discovered subsequent to her death that it was probably cell phone activity in the courtroom that caused her equipment to malfunction.

It’s actually easier to do these disasters without her around, because when I was transcribing the first one — a murder trial — she was phoning me up every day demanding to know why equipment that I don’t use and never operated had failed. I was proud of myself for holding my tongue and asking her how the fuck she didn’t realize that she was not getting a record.

So the book or treatise is the least of this transcript’s problems. This is the first time I have ever had to put a disclaimer on a transcript.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: This is a link to a list of treatises on Trusts. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be searchable. Westlaw might be good for that.

From that list, none seem all that close to me – maybe George Gleason Bogert or Gerry Beyer.

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