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Athanasios (athanos) Hey everybody, in case you don't know enough about me, here's more:

http://rgporter.blogspot.com/2011/11/...

It's also the first place both new covers for Mad Gods & Commitment are featured together.


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Claudine | 1110 comments Mod
That article is going to force me to buy your book.


Athanasios (athanos) Don't expect an argument to the contrary from me.


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Claudine | 1110 comments Mod
Damn. Thought I'd get a good debate going.

Before I buy, what's the religious aspect? Got no feelings either way about religion. My favourite religious textual debate would be Religion Explained if that helps any.


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Larry Moniz (larrymoniz) Claudine wrote: "Damn. Thought I'd get a good debate going.

Before I buy, what's the religious aspect? Got no feelings either way about religion. My favourite religious textual debate would be Religion Explaine..."


Just a thought, but Thomas Paine, author of Common Sense, wrote extensively about his views on religion. More than 200 years later it's still fascinating.

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Claudine | 1110 comments Mod
Will look into that Larry. People keep telling me to read his stuff.


Athanasios (athanos) The gist of religion in Predatory Ethics the wider story arc of Mad Gods & it's sequel Commitment is that our collective imagination has created our gods and by extension our religion. That doesn't make gods or our religions any less real.


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Claudine | 1110 comments Mod
Off to buy then. Religion Explained says that exactly, just in a dry doctoral thesis type of way. I found it to be very interesting.


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Andre Jute (andrejute) | 4851 comments Mod
Religion is a win-win situation. It keeps the other classes from loitering on the streets on Sundays and is self-financing. Also, when a scapegoat is necessary, we can always blame the religious hierarchy for obstructing necessary reforms.

I wish I'd thought up religion. You could probably charge for it. It's like a Ponzi scheme, except you can't be caught because by definition only the dead can collect.


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J.A. Beard (jabeard) Jutism.

Has a nice ring to it.


Athanasios (athanos) I saw somebody bought it, I was starting to think there was something wrong with KDP seeing the tan band of no sales there for the last month or so.


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Andre Jute (andrejute) | 4851 comments Mod
Better than a Goldwynism.


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K.A. Jordan (kajordan) | 3042 comments Isn't that why Scientology was created by...er...can't recall his name.

But he wanted to retire from writing - and some other Sci-Fi writers helped him brainstorm a religion.


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Andre Jute (andrejute) | 4851 comments Mod
You do realize that today all over the American South there are people called Elron Hubbard Somebody?

It wasn't that L. Ron was so quiverful, but that he was the most influential scifi writer ever. Arthur C. isn't even in the running.


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K.A. Jordan (kajordan) | 3042 comments No, never met an Elron.

I'm more into Asimov.


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