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Different format, but Farrell nonetheless,
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This review is from: Yahweh The Two-Faced God: Theology, Terrorism, and Topology (Apocalypse Theater Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I was happy to see Farrell move into direct ebook publishing, as it allows the author to keep more of the profit from his labor. This ebook is published directly by Farrell and his co-author, Scott deHart, not by a legacy publisher.
I was anxious to see how well his work would translate to the electronic screen, and was not disappointed. The only flaw I find with the book is the lack of a linked Table Of Contents, which I think is important in ebooks, given the fluid nature of the medium.
I am happy they chose to deal with the issue of monotheism, especially as it applies to what I call the semitic religions, and what they call Yahwism, as the religions in question are all based on the god, "Yahweh." I have noticed many of the things dealt with in this book, and was looking forward to their academic and deeply rational treatment of the subject.
This is not a book to bring happiness to the followers of said religions. As a deist and one deeply connected to Taoism and other shamanic-based spiritual paths, I consider all "revealed" religions to be con games, and intellectually bankrupt at their very core. The idea that a supreme being would only communicate with its "creation" through specially "chosen" prophets is deeply at odds with Nature and the natural flow of life energies, not to mention rational thought.
This ebook, however, is not about religious criticism or debate. Instead, it deals with the dualistic and deeply troubling nature of Yahweh, using the information from the religious works themselves. This is put into the perspective of Farrell's line of research into our true past, and the hidden controllers of our planet. The basic moral dilemma of Yahwism is discussed in detail, as is the ultimate march to violence brought about by this dilemma.
This basic dilemma is quite similar to the philosophy of the Ori of Stargate SG-1 fame. All their convoluted dialectic disguises what is simply mind control for the purpose of conquest. (And I suspect that the Ori situation and its resolution was a major reason SG-1 was dropped...they hit too close to home for someone.)
The ebook begins with some basic information about concepts that the authors then develop, starting with "the Ancient Topological Metaphor of the physical medium." This is described using symbolic logic (and a touch of set theory), and linked to philosophies and ancient culture.
The logical, philosophical, and historical paths traveled in the ebook take the reader through evidence and analysis to the conclusion regarding the problematic nature of Yahwist religions and their role in the turbulence of our times.
While a bit different in structure than Farrell's usual work, the book is well cited with tons of endnotes and a bibliographic section for further reading.
As with all of Farrell's work, I highly recommend it.
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Initial post: Jan 29, 2012 5:04:32 AM PST
In one of his blog entries, Dr Farrell said something about Russia in connection to what I assume is the topic of chapter three. Does he mention modern Russia in conjunction (or perhaps, more accurately, opposition) with American Imperialism?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2012 10:11:19 PM PST
Jon Norris says:
There is little mention of Russia in the ebook. I am not sure I know what you are referring to.
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