Category Archives: Mankind

E.G. White, The Great Controversy (2011?)

The Great Controversy front coverThe Great Controversy back cover

This is typical of the┬ábad-craziness religious prophesy books one comes across from time to time. Here is how this book portrays mankind’s near future:

“The people of God—some in prison cells, some hidden in solitary retreats in the forests and mountains—still plead for divine protection, while in every corner companies of armed men, urged on by hosts of evil angels , are preparing for the work of death.”

We got a copy of this in the mail. Why? Beats us. Who sent it? Who knows.

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Barry H. Downing, The Bible and Flying Saucers (1970)

Because CLEARLY these two subjects are connected!

The front cover pitches this as “a thought-provoking inquiry into the evidence linking ancient astronauts and the Bible” and brags, “175,000 copies in print!” Clearly, the suckers will be with us always.

Downing used rigorous scientific thinking to claim, as the ever useful Wikipedia notes, that “Jesus was an extraterrestrial sent to earth to rid the world of sin and wickedness, he cited biblical lines such as Jesus was from another world (John 8: 23) to support his claims, Downing also believed that Jesus left earth in a flying saucer to another planet, or perhaps another spatial dimension.” As of 2009, Downing was still preaching the UFO-Bible nexus.

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J. Maarten Troost, The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific (2004)

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Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape (1968)

Are you a man or a best? Morris, like Robert Ardrey (he of “The Territorial Imperative” and so forth), focuses on the primal in man, a worthy intellectual undertaking. But “the naked ape”? Well, that’s just sensationalist. And the rear cover picture sorta belies the seriousness of the inquiry.

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