Seven hundred years ago, it was rational to be religious. Religion was the apex of a coherent worldview linking all of the knowledge of the world then available, including the science and cosmology of the time. Religion nowadays seems ridiculous because the modern paradigm of scientific materialism has destroyed the link between humanity and the divine order. To be religious in the past wasn't stupid; now it is. The religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have been comprehensively refuted.
This book explores the ancient Greek and medieval cosmology that supported the view that Earth was specially created by God. The "crystal spheres" of the heavens, with Earth at the centre, were beautiful, wondrous and inspiring. They fitted in perfectly with ideas of spirituality, angels and astrology.
Dante's "Divine Comedy" of the early 14th century cannot be bettered in terms of its portrayal of the Created Order. No one in Dante's time seriously doubted that the universe was designed this way. The state-of-the-art artistic vision which he presented incorporated all available religious, scientific and cosmological knowledge.
Only with Copernicus and then Thomas Digges did the religious worldview collapse. Yet humanity goes on believing in religions that are now demonstrably false. Even though humanity has never known more than it does now and most people have a basic education, legions of people still believe in formally refuted ideas. In Dante's time, it would have been mad for the ordinary person not to believe in a Creator. Now it would be mad to believe in one.
This book is an exploration of why mainstream religion made perfect sense seven hundred years ago but not now. You can't go on believing ideas that have been categorically disproved. The book examines Dante's "Divine Comedy", John Milton's "Paradise Lost", Islamic cosmology, ancient Greek cosmology, Kabbalah and myths about Heaven and Hell.
This is one of a series of books by the Pythagorean Illuminati, designed to reveal the absurdity and untenability of the Abrahamic religions in the modern scientific era.
Note that these books are anti-Old World Order samizdat and agitprop publications that have been nowhere near the gatekeeper publishing houses of the OWO. Completely uncensored, they are the vehicles of the purest free speech available in the world today. If they have a certain rough and ready anti-corporate quality, it's because huge teams of expensive, glossy capitalist "packagers" have had no involvement with the production of these books. If you want a coffee table book, go somewhere else. If you want the truth, WELCOME!