I have had occasion of late to ponder the question of reading non-Christian literature and to what extent a Christian should consider a work off limits. The conversation is one I think worth having with fellow Christian bibliophiles.
I’m not going to write a lot here because I am truly interested in the things my readers use as litmus tests for deciding what to read or not to read. My litmus test is so short as to be shocking to many Christians who lean toward the idea of shunning anything which doesn’t espouse a Christian worldview. Or which doesn’t qualify as classic literature.
My thoughts (in general) can be found on the Reading Standards page. Any further thoughts or questions I’ll answer in the comments. The question ultimately comes down to this:
Are we to assume that anything not specifically branded “Christian” is bad? Are we not mature enough (and are we not teaching our children) to filter every sentence they read through the lens of Truth?