Archive for June, 2013
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.