God Is Not A Noun:
Evolutionaries Illuminati Cosmic Bible
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This provocative new Secular Bible debunks and promotes rethinking all societies fundamental religious mythologies, including the very word and concept of God. It does this with a new eclectic, integral, spiritually-based, knowledge of science. This secular Bible obliterates existing mythologies, one by one, revealing present threats our evolutionary development, while simultaneously severing mythology from religion. Religion is revealed with new illumination, revealing spirituality compatibility with science, but not mythology. This Bible better serves all contemporary societies, replacing all religious faiths with new laws that are verifiable through knowledge, science, and reason.
This new wisdom is called 'Evolutionary Pantheism,' presented in a familiar format with a new myth-free set of personal Commandments, a new Creed, and a new personal mission statement. These new insights derive from an evolutionary merging of the best knowledge produced by eastern and western minds, separating valid spiritual intelligence and rational knowledge from their ancient false religious myths. This revelation basis is science, not false prophets spinning their mythologies.
Mythologies false spin includes the story of the Illuminati, which this book pays homage. The story is told from its original historical perspective, separated from contemporary church inspired mythologies. It is told by some of the United States founding fathers at the dawn of the Enlightenment. These historical records verify the Illuminati was only seeking rational freethinking illumination. It was forced into secrecy in Europe by state-run churches, burdened by tyrannical monarchies controlled by the Catholic Church.
Beyond religion, this conversation explores and explains philosophy and social sciences from a broad, eclectic, growing understanding. Reason, observation, and experience are used to delve into the natural laws of this Universe. Complex concepts are simplified and explained by the workings of cause and effect in the natural world as it continues to evolve.
This new revelation sees science in a new light, through discussions on this Universe, time, evolution, and the human condition. Political discussions explore diversity, racism, multiculturalism, responsibility and rights, war, law, and justice from this new perspective. Self-development is explained integrally, building consensus through multiple disciplines revealing the truth, with evolutionary evidence guidance on developing your body, mind, spirit, and society.
This new wisdom is called 'Evolutionary Pantheism', presented in a familiar format with a new myth-free set of personal Commandments, a new Creed, and a new personal mission statement. These new insights derive from an evolutionary merging of the best knowledge produced by eastern and western minds, separating valid spiritual intelligence and rational knowledge from their ancient false religious myths. This revelation is based on science, not revealed by false prophets spinning their mythologies.
This new revelation sees science in a new light, through discussions on this Universe, time, evolution, and the human condition. Political discussions explore diversity, racism, multiculturalism, responsibility and rights, war, law, and justice from this new perspective. Self-development is explained integrally, building consensus through multiple disciplines revealing the truth, with evolutionary evidence guidance on developing your body, mind, spirit and society.
Review by Don Sloan, publishersdailyreviews: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.
About The Author
L. R. Kerr is an attorney and author. His undergraduate studies included police science and criminology, with an undergraduate thesis on the criminal justice system in America, focusing on sociology, psychology, and philosophy. He entered into law-enforcement and was a undersheriff and police Capt. before returning to college and obtaining his law degree at a Jesuit law school, graduating with honors. As a lawyer, He came back to public service after a brief private career in private practice. He was admitted to two state bars and worked in state and county governments for 40 years. He served in elected as well as appointed positions as County Attorneys and State Assistant Attorney General. As an author, his interests are diverse as a writer of nonfiction titles. A book focusing on the consequences and need for living wills was his first work. He has a keen interest in archaeology, particularly bronze age artifacts, and has written three related books on his exploration and discoveries about the Minoan civilization. This current work is a combination of observation and studies combined with a lifetime of personal and professional experiences culminating in this modern secular Bible.
Early Praise From The Indie Book Reviewers:
This book, “God is Not a Noun” (GINAN) by L.R. Kerr was actually far more interesting and deeply insightful than I first expected it to be (no offense to the author). I just wasn’t sure what I was getting myself in for, but as I started reading I was transfixed by Mr. Kerr’s impressive knowledge of religions, spirituality, philosophy, and of life in general… and the way he writes and puts it all together is very moving, eye-opening, and ultimately transformative. “GINAN” is an absolute ‘must read’ for anyone regardless of where you are on your spiritual and life journey. I feel like Mr. Kerr does a fantastic job of relating his extensive research and information in an easy to digest manner, and this book will definitely open your eyes and change the way you think. A wonderful read, a definite keeper. (5 stars)
I suspect “God is Not a Noun” won’t be without some controversy, but many readers will happily gobble this book by L.R. Kerr up, as it is a very coherent and impressive study of the religious mythologies from several different perspectives… I appreciated Mr. Kerr’s coherent and well-thought out questions and arguments, and his evidence from the various religious and scholarly sources and his reasoning. Very relatable and quite astute. He covers so many topics in depth and with a stunning amount of direct research to carefully articulate his findings. Loved the timeline at the end and thought there were just so many amazing ideas here, I challenge you to read the whole thing and remain unaffected in some way. Easy to read despite the complex subject matter. I enjoyed reading this and would recommend this to others without hesitation. (4 out of 5 stars)
I think what I really liked the most about this book “God is not a Noun” by L.R. Kerr was just the easy, natural tone in which he imparts his message in such an easy-to-understand and relatable way. There is a lot of dense narrative and it reads as nonfiction most of the time, but there is also a way he writes where it is more like a ‘conversation’ between a father and his son asking/answering questions and explaining ideas in an allegorical manner. This helped to prevent any real monotony and speed up the flow. Although I identify as Christian, my Church attendance is pretty much relegated to major holidays, and I haven’t read from the Bible outside of Church since I was a child. But reading this book, and the passages the author questions and dissects, it was so clear how this book can relate to life on an everyday level, even in ways we might not realize. I particularly liked the way he pulled direct quotes and passages from other religions and their holy books to illustrate his points. A profound, carefully researched and answered so many questions I didn’t even know I had! Seemed to be very well edited and put together, and I can see this being taught in a college philosophy or religions class. (4 out of 5 stars)
At first I confess to being a bit wary when picking up this book by L. R. Kerr, “God is not a Noun” as I was concerned that it might be written with a very specific target audience in mind, those who are strongly against religion, especially Christianity. Now I have no problem with people with these beliefs, and I feel people should practice whatever feels right and true for them. I consider myself more “spiritual” than “religious”, but I am on board with the “good” and “Evil”, “right” and “wrong” and seeing how we are all tested and challenged in life and how best to overcome and explain our difficulties. I read with an open mind and heart, and as I was reading, I found it to be applicable in all aspects of life, and to just about anyone who was reading it. There are many profound observations made and lessons taught that really cross any spiritual boundary. There is much discussion and debate on Biblical/spiritual canonical elements, but the author(s) bring a fresh, new spin on it with personal insights and anecdotes relating to human experiences that we can all relate to. A positive, moving message that should be heard to learn more about a universal truth. (4.5 out of 5 stars)
Wow, what an amazing book! I was completely sucked in from the beginning, and am so impressed with L.R. Kerr’s brilliant insights and ability to pull from various sources the most applicable passages to really underscore his message. It is clear that he is quite scholarly in regards to religious and philosophical Study and that, combined with his intellectual, analytical way of thinking leads him to probe deeper into religions and life to look at the bigger picture of the master plan for Universal Truth, and how it all ties together and Man’s function on Earth. This was so well-written and absolutely riveting. It is not a fast read, but should be carefully and thoughtfully studied and discussed. So many great discussion points here, almost wish I could have dinner with Mr. Kerr. Would be a fascinating conversation! Highly recommend for everyone. (5 out of 5 stars)
I was honestly shocked at how much I enjoyed reading this book, “God Is Not A Noun (GINAN)” by author L.R. Kerr. I have read many, many, many books on spirituality, from Biblical Scripture to Atheism, and with varying degrees of satisfaction. Often I do feel that they can come across as too “preachy” (pardon the pun), or highbrow, or holier-than-thou. (Again, pardon..) However, I thought this book was a wonderful change and Mr. Kerr’s author ‘voice’ was more like how a friend or trusted confidante would talk to you… a much wiser, learned friend or confidant! I like that he actually asked… and addressed… several questions that I’ve had myself over the years, and while I may not totally agree with absolutely everything (naturally), so much made sense, and reading books like this by others who feel the same is something that gives me peace and strength. This is a hefty read, not one to be rushed, but one to be savored, analyzed, and pondered upon. Almost scary how much truth lies within these pages! Thank you for writing this and I look forward to reading more books from L.R Kerr in the future! (5 out of 5 stars)