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Religion is God’s Way of showing us it’s a lot earlier in Human Evolution than We Thought

It’s a semi-ironic–maybe a little facetious–book title, the beauty of which may be in the  eye of the beholder.   Amid quite mixed feelings, I did let this fly.  It had its detractors and few supports, yet I kept coming back to it from alternate choices as the single title that could deliver the most.  I think of it as an omnibus.  It has something for everyone.  To the young Earth creationist as well as the fundamentalist, it is an equal opportunity offender on its face. 

“Huh?” Might be a natural reaction by someone confronted with this title.  And yet, a largely direct translation carries some information, but I prefer to let the reader glean from it what s/he will rather than to dictate what it means.

If you approach the title, Religion is God’s Way of showing us it’s a lot earlier in Human Evolution than We Thought, as if there’s more meaning to unpack, you might find, just as within the book’s pages, that the religious urge not only comes from within, but arises from the wellspring of the human genepool.

There’ll be more to come on this book, for sure, but if you want a glimpse of it in its natural habitat, here are three links that will take you to available ebooks.  Let’s meet back here in a couple of days and pick up Aimee’s quest for secular spirituality.

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/religion-is-gods-way-of-showing-us-its-a-lot-earlier-in-human-evolution-than-we-thought-douglas-falknor/1115390077

 http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Religion-Is-Gods-Way-Showing/book-wNOFxeTrVEy4do7RaElXkw/page1.html

 http://books.google.com/books?id=_O6tN-nRA4IC

June 29, 2013 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment


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I write for agnostics, freethinkers, atheists and humanists. In my nonfiction, the purpose is the celebration of our noble human spirit. The general pursuit may be Evolutionary Theology, though believers seem to populate that field (so maybe it's evolutionary Humanism). By looking at who we are and where we came from, we can derive much meaning, and perhaps more importantly, understanding, as well as some sense of where we could go.

Religion is God’s Way of Showing Us it’s Earlier in Human Evolution than We Thought

This title is an upcoming book at the publisher's now. I'd like feedback on this title. It's meant to make people think and feel something. And to hint at things for both believers and non- on multiple levels. The book is of a wider scope, though, one which is ultimately a way to grasp more meaning for ourselves. Believers are always telling us our lives don't have meaning without a god. We often counter that it's more meaningful to be looking for our own meaning than to be arbitrarily ascribed it by an imaginary supernatural being. Ultimately, and this is what I think is unique about this book, you'll see how we can be just as spiritual in our own way. Since we've inhertited a capacity for religion (some more than others) as an evolutionary adaptation, believers and non- are both potentially spritual in the same way--but it is an earthly, secular spirituality in which we all can share.