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Posted May 2, 2011
"More Revealing than Nostradamus, more compelling than Darwin, more artistic in print than Michelangelo, Badness: Psychology of Life, one of the greatest books ever written."
Clifton Bevin Campbell's Badness: Psychology of Life presents thought-provoking questions about everyday life, and prompts the reader to reflect on one's inner self. According to Campbell, "Badness" is defined as, "the will to do good after warring with evil or bad." An example of badness is when "the furious husband is confronted by the man, and then in the ensuing struggle, the husband wounds the rapist mortally. The husband, in his will to do good, killed a human being, the most precious of God's creations."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Badness is an honest portrayal of the various experiences of life. The discussions presented in the book are easy to relate to, and revolve around examples pertaining to psychology and psychiatry. Dr. Raymond Carnegie, Ph.D., suggests that Badness: Psychology of Life would be an excellent supplement to classroom psychology textbooks for both high school and university students. The examples depicted in the book will prove useful to psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, professional counselors, and family therapists.
Badness encompasses topics ranging from history, religion, politics, and social consciousness. In the context of the American Revolution, Campbell states, "An armed revolution is the highest form of Badness in any part of the universe."
One of the fascinating examples in the book deals with the issue of money. Campbell states one of the most universal, yet least-acknowledged truths: "Money is such that when you don't have any you are made to feel embarrassed and less than ordinary, and when you have a lot you are made to feel insecure, uneasy, and wonder when the robbers are going to come." In either case, whether rich or poor, there is always present an element of fear. Regardless, there is never a sense of satisfaction-the poor pine for more and the rich worry about losing what they have.
Moreover Campbell narrates Jesus' life on earth and discusses topics such as Christmas and Easter. Campbell sews all his examples together to announce that he is the Leader to announce the coming of Christ. Further Campbell highlights very intimate details of Christ relative to himself as only one who was "exposed" could so reveal.
Interestingly, he draws many parallels between his life and the life of Jesus Christ. For instance, he notes that he and Jesus Christ were both born on a Monday night, October 2, at 9:00 PM. Coincidentally, 9:00 PM is important because it alludes to the Ninth Day and the author's Transfiguration at Fleet Street; the Ninth Day symbolizes eternal life, Christ's purpose on earth, and Clifton Bevin Campbell's calling-to sound the message of Christ's arrival.
Ultimately, Campbell leaves a resonating message to the people of the earth: by doing "good to your fellow man, "seeking to hurt no man unduly," "share with the less fortunate," and doing good deeds, you accept Jesus Christ and believe in the Transfiguration. Inspired by a revelation made to Campbell as an infant, Badness is a way of life-socially, morally, and spiritually-written in crystal-clear words that will make a profound impact on the lives of "earthlies."
Moreover Campbell narrates Jesus' life on earth and discusses topics such as Christmas and Easter. Campbell sews all his examples together to announce that he is the Leader to announce the coming of Christ. Further Campbell highlights intimate details of Christ relative to himself as only one who was "exposed" could so reveal.