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Reviewed by Fiona Ingram for Readers' Favorite
What Does GOD Do All Day? by JaVee is a monumental work spanning three decades of the author’s investigation into and the insight derived from his study of the human condition, human history, human existence and their relationship with the concept of OmniGod, an omnipotent and omniscient force. The author warns the reader at the outset that this is a work demanding an open mind. The title asks the question; truly what does God do all day? And the author replies that no one can actually answer that question. Perhaps our minds are too small - we have “finite intelligence and brain capacities” - to conceive of the magnitude of the concept of an OmniGod? “No one can conceive or imagine all the wonders that exist unseen and unseeable in the Universe.”
This work is an exercise in social studies, history, theology, philosophy, and is not advised as a quick read. In fact, the number of pages making up the contents alone would be enough to put off the philosophical dilettante. The author’s research on the thought of a cohesive, unified principle of existence shows as intense and extensive, and dedication to solving this dilemma must have consumed the author in both mind and body. The author describes how, in the beginning, his own limitations and preconceived attitudes hindered his being able to answer his own question. Gradually, however, the author began to perceive with more clarity what he was looking for and what others should be seeking to find. He advises that he has no time for the “irrationality of naïve fools,” and I tend to agree.
What is integrity? What is responsibility? What is self, selfishness, and selflessness? The human condition seems to be the perpetrator of much of humankind’s ills. The author, in explaining the concepts, does not suffer fools gladly. In answering questions about the concept of a god, and the rightful method of worship, the author has strong and perhaps conflicting opinions that might not sit well with more traditional theological viewpoints. I found these strong opinions actually refreshing in their honesty and making absolute sense to the reader who will also think, “Yes, that’s true…”
The author explores religion, religious dogma, fanaticism and beliefs, and shows, sadly, the reality of how religion has drifted so far away from original truths and universal and moral laws. No one is spared in the author’s castigation of various religions’ limitations and failures. The atrocities that have been perpetrated in the name of religion are beyond belief when one looks at the history of religion over a few thousand years. This is just a small fraction of the magnitude of topics the author has encompassed in this magnum opus, truly a work of breathtaking proportions. The author can sometimes be dogmatic in how he condemns society for its failures, weaknesses, immoralities, vanities, superficialities, cultural obsessions, hero worship of prominent personalities, and other various deficiencies (including superstitions and mindlessness), but all throughout this work the voice of reasoning, the voice that says “this is not right” rings loud and true. Although the future is unknowable, no sane, rational thinker could argue with the author in this statement: “Mankind has reached a perilous fork in its existence and, if mankind does not achieve universal literacy, rational reasoning, and assiduous responsibilities swiftly, then mankind will destroy a habitable Earth and itself.” In my opinion, what humans have done to the Earth that was entrusted to their care has little or nothing to do with God. We have no one to blame but ourselves.
Readers may not agree with some of what the author has to say, but will have to concede that most of what he points out is valid. I don’t think any review is able to encompass the grand scale of topics and varied subjects for discussion covered in this work. Anyone interested in history, humankind, philosophy, theology and open-minded thinking and who enjoys a good, hearty discussion will appreciate what the author has produced. This is not for the narrow-minded.