The Thinking Human's Guide to Religion

A Modern Interpretation of an Ancient Text

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
268 Pages
Reviewed on 02/06/2018
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Author Biography

Steve was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia before being press-ganged into the government railways at the age of 21.

For the last 25 years, he has been riding around regional Western Australia in very large, heavy metal boxes on wheels, and contemplating the nature of the universe.

Much of his spare time is eclectically divided between DIY projects, renovations, landscaping, myriad musical pursuits (piano, flute, saxophone, recorder, harmonica and guitar, all of them badly), armchair philosophy, and trying to get his damned frangipani to flower.

This is his first book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

The Thinking Human's Guide to Religion by Steve Paull scrutinises each chapter of Genesis in depth and questions whether the Bible is the work of the creator or man made fiction. Was God a cruel dictator who enjoyed setting impossible vicious tasks for mankind? The book will examine what role religion plays in today's society. Is it just a billion-dollar money making machine that preys on fear or a source for good and comfort in the world? The details conflict throughout and the facts cannot be substantiated. Through detailed research in this book, you will get a clear understanding of where the sources of polygamy, slavery and other extreme religious beliefs originated. This book will make you think about the real truth behind the scriptures and why it is important to question rather than just accept everything at face value.

The Thinking Human's Guide to Religion by Steve Paull is a good read for anyone. The author has definitely done his research and the author's arguments are valid. I found the facts behind Noah’s ark really funny because the reality of what the Bible says seems absurd when you consider what you are expected to believe. The amount of holes that were uncovered throughout the book of Genesis shocked me and the realisation that Christians still believe this is ludicrous. Every Christian should read this book and ask themselves why they chose to believe such a ridiculous story. Nothing makes sense and the parts that do make sense are filled with cruelty and violence. Many would say that the New Testament is the true book of Christianity, so I would love Steve Paull to dissect that book too. A fantastic read which made me laugh out loud and gasp with disbelief.

Ronald Schoppe

What a very clever book, and obviously very well researched!
As an atheist, I enjoyed nothing more than seeing the holes the author found in the Bible! And I must admit, I had been waiting for such a book, so I didn’t have to research the bible myself!
The author has a very witty, if somewhat cheeky writing style, which had me laughing out loud on many occasions
I also enjoyed the religious quotes at the start of s new chapter, and the ameteurish drawings
Recommend this book very highly

Teresa Roper

A thorough dissection of the book of Genesis, in a humorous, smart-alic and sometimes profane way. It was enjoyable and entertaining. As a long time Atheist, I enjoyed seeing how much we had found the same things to not make sense, the same opinion of idiocy and contradiction.

By pointing out the error, omissions and contradictions in this one section (book) of the old testament, it becomes obvious that the bible is a work of fiction.

Steve Paull has obviously done a lot of research and is better at math than I am. He makes valid points and arguments based on not only known facts but on the book itself pointing out hilariously why if one passage is thru, then the contradictory passage cannot be. And well "Fawwkkkk".

A fun read that would insult every Christian I know, because no one wants to have their beliefs unproven by the very book they say proves it. One review I read ( above) states there are some holes in the narrative of Genesis, but I say there are volcanic erupting craters in the narrative of Genesis) You have to be a moron to believe that this book is truth!

Oh, and the book can really make you laugh out loud if you are not easily offended!