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Letters From The Earth: Uncensored Writings By Mark Twain Paperback – 1962
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Satan's letters to his fellow angels about how people on Earth view God, Heaven, and Hell are so right-on that it makes one wonder that people could ever believe in much of it. Twain/Clemens was an agnostic who became bitter about religion after the tragic deaths of all but one of his immediate family (and that one, a daughter, shunned him for many years). His philosophy ran along the lines of (to paraphrase him), if you want good weather go to Heaven, but if you want good companionship, hell would be a better destination. His picture of a god who sits on a throne enjoying the endless singing and harp playing praises of the ever-growing population of heaven while totally ignoring all of the prayers of the living is very frank, explicit, hilarious and also a bit chilling when one considers how many people pray they will be accepted into the flock of songsters and harp-players when they die.
Satan) to observe His latest experiment, man, to see how the experiment is coming along. Lucifer reports his findings to God through letters he writes from his observation post, Earth. Hence the title of one of the most keen
and brutally critiqued actions of creation.
Father History discussing time immemorial and the ultimate creature. (We are egotistical, are we not?)
I have many of his works, including the first and second editions of his autobiography from the Mark Twain Project. His foresight and insights are truly amazing to me.
This could have been written within the past year and still be on target. His observations of the human condition are unparalleled. Enlightening, bright, dark, inspiring, foreboding, humor, pathos.........add your own descriptives
We don't need psychiatrists, we need to make this book mandatory reading in all schools.
His is a treasure of the ages and this work proves it.