He is not only physically weak and emotionally barren, but loses all hope for the future and resorts to a suicide attempt. When this fails, he nurtures a deep hatred for God, whom he once trusted.
After his encounter with an atheist, his hatred for God turns to disbelief, and he enthusiastically reviews the material provided by his new atheist friend to prove that there really is no supreme being.
Paul's old friendship with a Catholic monk and other friends fails to alter his new views about atheism. On the contrary, he mocks the monk's arguments that there is a supreme being.
But Paul is a professional, trained in objectivity, and faced with conflicting concepts, he embarks on the search for truth. For his peace of mind, he tries to satisfy this urge by deepening his research on both diverging notions.
Only a chance meeting with a tramp leads him to the road of reconciling his views. This tramp was once wealthy; losing his wife and fortune he accepts his fate, relying only on a caring God. Convinced that he has discovered the path to be free at last, Paul divests himself of all entanglements.
Manuel Borda is a widely traveled economist. He lives in Malta and is also the author of The Narrow Road to Success and The Wide Road to Destruction - The Downfall of the Privileged. Free at Last! completes the trilogy.
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