Gaj: The End of Religion
Do our metaphors for "God" serve us, or do we serve the metaphors? What are the consequences of our monotheistic idea that "God" is†separate from creation†rather than a subatomically and consciously unified life force?
Gaj: The End of Religion offers a concise survey of our ideas about “God” from 600 BC to the present in the service of a single compelling argument: “God” is not an individual but the very substance of the universe.
The implications of this idea for our personal and global worldviews are explored in the context of religion, philosophy, quantum physics, self-knowledge and selfhood, notions of good and evil, and the current intertwining of church and state in both North America and the Middle East.
“A great little book to help us think and imagine beyond the spiritual boxes of our time.” ~ Rev. Dr. Robert L. Jackson, United Church of Canada
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I was recommended a book in a juice shop in a beautiful little town on the Westcoast of Mexico. They had a stack of them for sale in the back section and I liked what I saw. Conveniently I also needed a book to read on my travels. Little did I know that It was going to be the best book I have ever read in its field (I have read a lot of quantum physics type books). He has done an amazing job summarizing peoples religious beliefs on many spectrums. He is straight up about what is fact and what is theory.
Once I had read it I knew I needed to share it. I lent it to a select few friends I met while hostal hopping. They were all also enthusiastic about it, some reading frantically so they could finish before I parted and the book was gone! I went back to the town I found the book 3 months later to stock up on more for my friends back home but they were sold out! This book is an undercover gem and could go a long way to helping create world peace if a decent fraction of the population got their hands on it.
“A spiritual diamond in the rough just waiting to be discovered.” ~ M.J. Stone, Montreal Hour (http://hour.ca/2005/02/17/self-starting-spirit)
“Calls on us to change our paradigms, to view ourselves as part of a whole not in the sense of contractually unified individuals, but in the sense of a truly holistic and connected universe.” ~ Matthew Eckel, McGill Daily
“Lewis invites anyone, from the most learned theologians to the casual observer ... to take part in his historical recapitulation of religion.” ~ Leslie Schachter, Ascent Magazine (http://ascentmagazine.com/reviews.aspx%3Fpage=read&subpage=past&issueID=26.html#3)
“Highly readable. Building on the spiritual insights of quantum physics, which is made understandable for even the non-scientific thinker, Lewis concludes that we really would be truer to our experiences of the divine and our observations of creation if we embraced a more pantheistic understanding of God. A great little book to help us think and imagine beyond the spiritual boxes of our time.” ~ Rev. Dr. Robert L. Jackson, United Church of Canada