If today you discovered that your deeply held religious beliefs were untrue, what would you do?
Earth Revisited: The Trainee is a short, thought-provoking, light-hearted, science fiction novel about 1F20 and 0D22, a team from the alien race that seeded the Earth with life forms, who were sent on a critical fact-finding mission to the planet regarding the human thought process. Their focus was on religion and its impact on people. The information they obtained was to be used to determine the fate of humans.
The aliens designed a series of covert interviews, spanning several weeks, to obtain direct input from the two main religious groups, the Maalists and the Stians. Initially, Earth's inhabitants fascinated 1F20, but she then became frustrated by what she detected as their heavy reliance on emotions instead of rational thought. Against the rules, she interfered in a way she thought would guarantee human safety, but her actions backfired with the apparent suicide of an inhabitant. Find out the team's ironic but perfect solution to the problems.
Like any true empiricist, the author firmly believes that nothing should be exempt from careful analysis, albeit the reason for writing this companion book to Then Man Created God − The Truth about Believing a Lie. Both books highlight the fact that some truths are interrelated. This means they are 'chained,' allowing us to infer one from the other. They are based upon the principle that believing a lie is no different than telling a lie. Not only does this similarity exist with the potential effect of spreading a falsehood, but also in the unbending reality that just as telling a lie needs support from other lies, a false belief often requires one to believe other supporting falsities to sustain it. Ironically, the two processes use the same mechanisms because the believer invariably ends up deceiving himself.
In this war on reality, which side are you on?
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About the Author
Experience has taught him that in religion and politics cunning people combine two important phenomena to wage war on reality. They realize that, in humans, emotions are a very powerful influence of behavior. In addition, one's inability to change the facts need not be an obstacle to controlling what other people think - this can be overcome by changing their perception of the truth. The two make it very easy to bamboozle people in the name of God.
Mr. McLeod firmly believes that everything you think you know about God originated from completely human sources, and encourages people to examine the reality that Faith does not guarantee a belief to be the truth - it exists in the absence of credible evidence.
This is his second book in his quest to promote independent thinking and help counter the attacks on reality.