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Eric Brownlee grew up on the Great Plains of Northeastern Colorado, where he experienced his first insights into the beauty of nature—the majestic grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, the incomprehensible power of a thunderstorm, the utter indifference imposed upon the human spirit by a star-filled night sky, or in the solitude and serenity of a vast wheatfield stretching to the horizon. The formal, societal experiences that influenced his religious upbringing, the hours spent in church, the vague sermons, the rote memorization, paled in comparison. To this day, he can't understand why someone would expect to find God inside a man-made structure, or in the pages of a book written by men. He condemns Jesus' statement: "The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."Passionately driven to write a book exposing the flimsy foundation upon which Judeo-Christian zealotry is based, Eric has, in the spirit of Joseph Daleiden's seminal work, The Final Superstition(Prometheus Books), painstakingly provided rigorous arguments establishing that sound ethics and effective social doctrines must not be grounded in myth and falsehood.