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The Religion War [Hardcover]

Scott Adams
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1 Sep 2005
In this frenetically paced sequel to Adams' best-selling "thought experiment," "God's Debris," the smartest man in the world is on a mission to stop a cataclysmic war between Christian and Muslim forces and save civilization. The brilliantly crafted, thought-provoking fable raises questions about the nature of reality and just where our delusions are taking us. With publication of "The Religion War," millions of long-time fans of Scott Adams' "Dilbert" cartoons and business bestsellers will have to admit that the literary world is a better place with Adams on the loose spreading new ideas and philosophical conundrums. Unlike "God's Debris," which was principally a dialogue between its two main characters, "The Religion War" is set several decades in the future when the smartest man in the world steps between international leaders to prevent a catastrophic confrontation between Christianiy and Islam. The parallels between where we are today and where we could be in the near future are clear. According to Adams, "The Religion War" targets "bright readers with short attention spans-everyone from lazy students to busy book clubs." But while the book may be a three-hour read, it's packed with concepts that will be discussed long after, including a list of "Questions to Ponder in the Shower" that reinforce the story's purpose of highlighting the most important-yet most ignored-questions in the world.

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  • Hardcover: 179 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (1 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740747886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740747885
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 13.5 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 410,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What started as a doodle has turned Scott Adams into a superstar of the cartoon world. "Dilbert" debuted on the comics page in 1989, while Adams was in the tech department at Pacific Bell. Adams continued to work at Pacific Bell until he was voluntarily downsized in 1995. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 1979.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read 15 Dec 2004
Format:Hardcover
This Is Adam's development of his thought experiment 'God's Debris' and well worth a read. I guess this is a thought experiment set inside a plot. I read it in three hours (as Scott Adams predicted I could) and it was worth the investment of time although it tailed off towards the end. Some of the metaphysicaldiscussion with the torturer is extremely confusing even after several rereads.
I'm now trying to think of a way to discuss the ending without giving it away...
While I agree with the base sentiment don't see that the final revelation which is what the old man has been working towards is enough of a revelation to end a war of extermination. There have been many wars of extermination in the past and I'm sure there are covert wars of extermination going on at the moment and the emotions involved, fighting for survival of everyone you knowand love would seem to go beyond the rational enlightenment that the old man offers... even though his thoughts and ideas seem to affect everyone at an emotional level too. It would be interesting to read a review or hear the opinion of someone who has been on the receiving end rather than most on Amazon who are cossetted and removed from real danger - myself, and I suspect the author, included.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading... 20 Nov 2011
By EMB
Format:Hardcover
as it has some interesting ideas and will not take a long time. Does the author really hold the key to world peace? If only that were true. I think there's a lot more involved in human nature and the societies we form, and I doubt if world religions are going to be downgraded just because people fart (you'll have to read the book to make sense of that). I also doubt that world peace will be achieved by a totally free communications system. Still, it does give you something to think about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, thought provoking - loved it! 24 Feb 2010
By J
Format:Hardcover
I couldnt put this down. Then I knew it was going to be special having read "Gods Debris" which although had the same character was a completely different type of book. Whereas Gods Debris is an engaging philosophical debate between two people, in The Religion War Adams skillfully moulds it into a novel which is out there on its own in that it takes you beyond the boundaries of your own thinking. It would make a great movie!! If your mind isnt open, it will be...More of the same please Mr Adams :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 3 Jan 2011
By Vijay
Format:Hardcover
This is the sequel to God's Debris: A Thought Experiment. That was a GREAT book, very thought provoking! This one is even better!!!

If you like God's Debris or Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins then get this book. DO NOT get this if you like Dilbert! This is NOTHING like Dilbert! And thank GOD for that!
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