I thought this might be an interesting topic to discuss. Have certain novels reinforced your beliefs or almost shattered everything you held as truth? What books have changed your views the most and how? I'll start. His Dark Materials has been a major influence to what I believe. Philip Pullman's trilogy really made me question my beliefs about God and his relationship with humans. The book does have a lot of fantasy to it, but the message is the important part. If anyone else has read this series, I would suggest we start a seperate thread devoted only to it. Life of Pi made me realize that I should not be agnostic. Its better to believe in something that at least has a story than to have a belief based on uncertainty. The Sirens of Titan was a fun way to imagine God and I liked the idea of The Church of God the Utterly Indifferent. I thought it very clever of Vonnegut to put the world "utterly" in the title which I am pretty sure alludes to the post-Exodus wars that Isreal waged in order to obtain land.