| A dime a dozen
“”SCRIPTURES, noun; The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
|—Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary|
“”What I’m saying is, if God wanted to send us a message, and ancient writings were the only way he could think of doing it, he could have done a better job.
|—Carl Sagan, Contact|
A holy book is a text sacred to a particular religion. Alternatively, it is a book that has been eaten by worms.
 Notable Holy Books
- In order of approximate publication dates:
- The Vedas (~1500 BCE)
- The Upanishads (Primary texts written during 8th-6th Century BCE, but several minor texts have been written as late as the 1,500s.)
- The Avesta (Zoroastrianism)
- The Torah (Compiled between 600-400BCE from scrolls dating back to 1200 BCE)
- The Tao Te Ching (6th century BCE)
- The Bible (Compiled from books written between 1200 BCE and 150-200 CE)
- The Qur'an (Roughly 650 CE)
- The Guru Granth Sahib of Sikhism 
- Calculus textbooks (17th century)
- The Book of Mormon (19th century)
- The Aqdas (19th century)
- The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (20th century)
- Dianetics (20th century)
- The Principia Discordia (20th century)
- The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (21st Century)
 See also
- ↑ Chapter 10 (p. 164)
- ↑ Internet Sacred Text Archives: Hindusim — The Vedas
- ↑ Internet Sacred Text Archive: The Upanishads
- ↑ The Hebrew Bible in English
- ↑ Encyclopedia Britannica: Lao-tzu
- ↑ BibleGateway.com
- ↑ Mr. Mohammed, Esq.
- ↑ Guru Granth Sahib
- ↑ See Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, as in "simultaneously and independently," as they say in College Bowls.
- ↑ Joseph Smith
- ↑ The honourable Douglas Adams
- ↑ L. Ron Hubbard
- ↑ The Wholey Booque of Discordians Everywhere
- ↑ Wikipedia: The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster