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Friday, 05 August 2011 21:14

The Tyranny of God - Preface

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We live our lives by creating a model of how everything in the universe fits. We create these models consciously or unconsciously. These models are important to help us understand who and what we are; what to do and where to go. Like maps that help us navigate streets, these models help us chart our course through life. With the dominance of religion in our lives, most of us end up with religious maps. When I refused to look at my map, I felt lost.

If there is no God, then how could we account for all the variety of life on this planet? If we evolved from ape-like creatures, and they evolved from something else, then how did life begin on Earth? If life on Earth began on a different planet, how did it start there? If our universe originated from a big explosion called the 'Big Bang', what was there before the Big Bang?

For most of our lives, religion has answered many of these questions for us. It is difficult, therefore, to remove or defuse religious dogmas because they are ingrained into the foundations of the models that you and I have created and adopted for ourselves.

If I were to take out the belief that there is no God from my mind, I also needed to extract everything else that necessitated His existence. When I did, I began to notice gaps in my mind and this resulted in my discomfort. With so many gaps, many of the questions I had previously answered were devoid of answers. And I desperately needed answers.

I no longer felt I could live the best possible life I could if I no longer knew the standard on which to base it. The only way was to fill these newly-created gaps in my mind, with new ideas, new knowledge and new ways of thinking.

I prepared to dedicate most of the thirty-first year of my life to read and research as much as I could. I wanted a new understanding of life, us, morality and God. This book is the result of that pursuit.

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The Tyranny Of God by Marquez Comelab - Book on Religion, Science, Reason, Faith, Atheism and Reasonism

The Tyranny Of God


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Is there a God? Where do the animals, plants and human beings come from? Are scriptures the words of gods? Does religion teach us to live moral lives? Why do so many people kill and are killed over it? How should we live our lives if God exists? How should we live it if God does NOT exist?

This book explores the truth behind our beliefs in God and the propensity of human beings to be religious. In an honest attempt to seek the answers to life's deepest questions, I probe into how life began. I then progress to investigate the true nature of religions and their impact on our lives and the rest of humanity.

The main purpose of this book is not to argue against religion. Rather, it tells our story and how we have come to oppress ourselves with the tyranny of our own beliefs. I wrote this book to include everything I discovered to be relevant in my search for the truth, not just the truth behind God and morality, but also behind us and our existence. Instead of reading this book with the expectation that it is trying to prove the tyranny of God, I would like to recommend you read it as a story book: as a book that tells the story of humanity from the Big Bang.

REVIEW

"While Comelab's writing is always moderate in tone, its message clearly undermines current distractions with accommodationist arguments towards presumed religious "moderates". It is written with the fresh confidence of a young man who has had early success in his adopted country and only recently come to realise the truth of atheism. For those like me whose only worry about Atheism has long been its faultering progress, Comelab reminds us that much of the energy must continue to come from those who have more recently learned the truth. He seems more than bright enough to soon progress to seeing atheism not as an end but as a starting point to the kind of understanding that should enable us to work towards a future incomparably better than any heaven the faithful can imagine."

- TONY SMITH (AUSTRALIA)

Its beyond my imagination that you can put it all together in a book. Two thumbs up! You can not imagine what happen when I first read the title of your book, and got excited about it and kept reading until dawn. I commend you in putting so much effort to collecting data and put it together to support your idea. 

How can I say this... your book is really ME in here, existing to tell, spread, and contradict  but in very small area only (very limited, considering my country religion majority). Most of it can only be talked between my family member and close friends. Your book provides BEAUTIFUL BITTER TRUTH : that is how I would sum it up.

I called it beautiful because it opens up the very shell of a religions and the implications it caused over the past hundred, even thousands of years. I cannot describe with my limited english skill the insight your book has shown. But I am AFRAID your book WILL NEVER SPREAD TO MY COUNTRY. It will cause a massive attacks and chaos from the religious majority. I feel happy but the same time sad, really sad...Well again I cannot say THANK YOU ENOUGH.

- J. A. (Indonesia)

This book has taught me so much about evolution, the history of religions and the effect is has on our modern day society! The author shares his personal journey as a believer and provides much needed "food for thought". I recommend this book to all those who want to form their own opinion about believing or not believing.

-FISHPOND REVIEW