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A Search for Truth
Category : Religion & SpiritualityISBN No :9780979357923
The genesis of this book was in 1957 when the author was rejected from a loving courtship because he did not believe in the existence of God. To quell the pain, and to understand what had happened to him, he researched the evidence as to why people believe that God exists. The result was this book, a predominance of evidence in favor of atheism.Further, the author found that truth should always be held provisionally, not permanently, pending discovery of new evidence and insights. For example, the author's atheism is provisional.
His search also brought a tough new world. If God does not exist, we need new concepts for the meaning of life, the basis of morality, and our unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. This book offers his solutions to those problems.
And one more thing: The author's recommendation in his final chapter for a new way to search for religious truth forms the most exciting part of this book, and possibly the most prophetic.
Now, in 2016, 50 years after it had been offered to the world, and rejected by the publishers as a threat to their own interests, our society has come of age. And this book, with its eye-opening freshness still intact, is finally yours to learn from and to enjoy.
Ernest J. Honigmann
This author has a penchant for telling the honest truth, the kind of truth that can hurt one's chances to find a publisher. In "A Search for Truth," supported by a predominance of evidence, he took an unequivocal stand for atheism while knowing that he could not overcome the publishers' taboos. In his other book, "Buying and Selling a Small Business" (BSSB), he faced similar problems because of his detailed description of how most owners cheat on taxes in wholesale amounts, year after year, without ever getting caught. That's why both of his books had to be self-published.
With respect to his atheism, he sees far greater importance in standards of morality than in whatever god one might believe in. His morality—to which he devotes the longest chapter in his book—is based on self-interest, and his credo is to treat others as he would be treated. He also believes in a constitutional government with a bill of rights.
The author was born in 1931 in Peekskill, New York. He lived with his parents in Petropolis, Brazil from 1934 to 1936. Then he and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. In 1952, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He then moved to St. Louis where he was mainly employed in the defense industry until he resigned in 1978. In 1980 he became a business broker which led to his teaching an adult education course for 16 years in buying and selling a small business at the local Community College. It also led to his writing the above mentioned text book on that subject.
He received a master of engineering administration degree from the Sever Institute at Washington University in St. Louis in 1961. Since 1952, except for his tour in the United States Army, 1955-1957, he has resided in the St. Louis area.
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