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The Religion War Hardcover – September 1, 2004
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But a nuance should be made. In a sense, God's Debris was only a theoretical thought experiment about the universe, putting a grin on your face. What The Religion War brings along from God's Debris is its main character, "the smartest man in the world" and his unusual theories. He now has to apply his knowledge in saving the world from a complete war between Muslims and Christians (yes, this book has a plot).
So, although I would still classify this book as humorous, it has much more of a political undertone. Living in the world after 9/11, what would YOU do if you had all knowledge? How would you deal with people who do not want to let go of their beliefs, even if these are completely incompatible with those of other people? Of course, Adams comes with some miraculous solutions, some of which will remind you of his smartness in God's Debris.
Although I think God's Debris was better in giving some very original insights, making it more of a "classic" than The Religion War, I very much appreciated Adams' typical way of presenting a doom scenario for our near future and then making use of his logic and humor to present solutions.
My only worry is that those who probably most need to read this book (because they are so stubborn) will never do so, because they lack a sense of humor.
If the first book felt like a play, the second one feels like a movie or a mini-series, with more characters and locations.
Scott Adams predicts wisely what could happen in a few decades, and that's what's scary! He might be the Avatar...
Finally, you don't NEED to have read "God's Debris" before, since the most important concepts are mentionned ever better in it, but it would help.
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Great follow up to God's Debris. Scott Adams has quickly become one of my favorite authors.Published 1 month ago by Warriors_Zen
Mind bending book for those brought up in religious upbringing. Challenged a lot of my life long beliefs without hitting me over the head. Read it in a day.Published 1 month ago by Greg Baugues
Very clever, as you would expect for Scott Adams.
The book makes you think from a different perspective, which is good. Read more
Took some weird turns. Not sure I could relate to the ramblings. Whoever did the reading was super boring soundingPublished 2 months ago by Ann Dahlen
I see other criticisms of Religion War which suggest that Adams did not do a good job of developing some of the characters and that they were, perhaps, a bit cartoonish. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Erick
Not as thought provoking as the original (God's Debris) but still a great little tale that really resonates today. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nathan