Albert Einstein once said, “The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
In his book God Is Not A Noun, (Evolutionaries Illuminati Cosmic Bible) author L. R. Kerr takes Einstein’s statement to heart and asks the reader to join him in what can reasonably be called an awakening process.
Like an archaeologist on a dig, Kerr goes deep as he questions the validity of religious mythologies around the world, including concepts that are widely accepted as the “Word of God” by many religions — and that’s only the beginning.
The reader is taken on a historical, spiritual and philosophical journey that is both stimulating and eye-opening.
Beginning with a fascinating dialogue between a father and his son — who is now at an age where he is questioning his fundamental belief system — the author examines the long history of man’s fascination with spiritual beliefs — including mankind’s vision of an anthropomorphic God.
The father shares his own beliefs — cultivated over many decades of diligent research and litmus-testing of his personal tenets — and further shares an exhaustive history of mankind’s struggles to find spiritual fulfillment. Among his many targets for debunking or validation are Moses’ alleged miracle-making and the existence of the fabled empire of Atlantis.
He goes on to examine the resurrection of Jesus and the rise of the Gnostic movement in ancient times, then considers, in turn, the relative merits and histories of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Taoism, Tai Chi, Buddhism, Pantheism, and Atheism/Humanism, along with a brief look at Mormonism.
Still using the highly effective literary device of a dialogue between an erudite father and his questioning son, the author delves deeply into the philosophical ramifications of mortality and the possibilities of life after death.
“The past is a memory, the present is now, and the future is a vision,” the father explains. “Only you can achieve understanding, insight, and enlightenment.”
He goes on to say, “With this knowledge comes responsibility. The rules run this Universe and you, yet only you: interact, explore, reason, wonder, understand, make choices, respond, and awake in the Now.”
The father then goes on to recount a remarkable “Mission Statement” of his own making. This document now guides his very existence as an enlightened being. In addition, he extols the virtues of cultivating effective meditation techniques and the importance of spiritually centering oneself.
“Being rationally spiritual is not about mythical religious beliefs,” he explains. “It bases on science, not mythology. It is about joy, appreciation, kindness, and love. It is living a connected life. It is following the middle path. It is living a spiritual life filled with inspiring true stories, beautiful images, and positive life-changing rational insights, in a sense of wonder and awe.”
There is much, much more in this stimulating and thought-provoking book, but space constraints dictate brevity in this report.
Suffice to summarize by saying that, according to the author, after hundreds of years of very slow progress, voices of reason are beginning to be heard at the dawn of the 21st Century. These new voices are starting to help religion see the truths derived from science, and the need to move beyond ancient mythologies.
Five-plus stars to this important work of theosophical importance. It is certainly a cutting edge book for our times.