THE EIGHTH DAY
Faith - Abuse - Redemption
A life journey
The book "The Eighth Day - Faith Abuse Redemption, A Life Journey" is an exciting reflection on the effects of the Christian faith and its effects on basic social convictions. It proposes that our personal beliefs function as a system of core beliefs similar to our nervous system, where damaged areas can be compensated for by allowing other brain areas to take over. Thus, 'exposing' beliefs as untrustworthy does not necessarily mean that they are no longer effective, since other similar beliefs may still be effectively stored in our individual belief system.
The author goes one step further and observes social processes and the formation of a gigantic social belief system when individual belief systems are networked. Political events and the effects on our society are pointed out, in particular the basic beliefs from which our politicians start and how functionally incorrect the distinction between "democratic" and "authoritarian" states is.
The book offers interesting suggestions for those who are professionally or personally involved in issues related to the development of our species and our societies. The statements of the author will certainly be discussed controversially. The author does not want all readers to share his point of view. With his personal observation, he invites you to turn to this topic.
Beginning of our faith
Even before we are born, we are drawn into our parents' thoughts about life.
What are they convinced of?
- A time of inevitable deprivation awaits us?
- Do we have to earn our right to live?
- Do we have to solve problems first in order to be allowed to live?
- Are we taken care of and are we right the way we are?
- Can we create our lives with the gifts that are given to us from birth?
- Are we all equal in our diversity?
- May we also generate personal gain from working together with others?
What our parents believed becomes established in our beliefs - unnoticed by our conscious mind.
In his book "THE EIGHTH DAY" the author tells how he discovered his creative power and began to use it. His path describes only one possibility out of infinitely many others. But it encourages you to get involved in your own life and to trust in a 'heavenly' willed success.
Excerpts from reviews
"What impresses me is, on the one hand, the human, undogmatic approach of the author, and on the other hand, the variety of relationships to topics that I would not have associated with questions of faith. For me, his reflections absolutely fit into our time, which is characterized by many uncertainties and value-norm conflicts. ..."
"...I felt threatened by the observations Georges shared because they challenged many of my beliefs and supposed meaning generators. So there seemed to be deep beliefs within me that I was trying to defend.... Side to side On the other hand, my understanding of how religion affects all of our lives (including those who are not particularly religious) began to grow. ..."
"...The book also inspired me to write down and share with others the beliefs I have acquired over the years through a mixture of observation and reading. My personal beliefs are very, very close to the beliefs described by the author. I think it's important to share this belief, this worldview with others non-violently. ..."
... The church and the state were not and are not primarily concerned with strengthening people and showing them that they are already in paradise. Rather, the church is concerned with not letting people grow too big and keeping them dependent. In this respect, she interpreted the teachings of Jesus for her own benefit: Man is bad from birth and must be redeemed in order to find grace before God. The essential comes only after death, when one has behaved well-pleasing here. In the afterlife. It is frightening to see how strongly this fear-mongering doctrine permeates our society and core beliefs. ..."
A very readable and moving book that gave me, personally as a business coach, an exciting and different insight into the development of religious history. It became clear to me how relentless the belief in religions works in us humans and how much this belief influences our own way of life. Dealing with the life of debt and the bad conscience that is supposedly suggested with it slows down many new personal developments in us humans. ..."
"... 'The Eighth Day' describes in a lively and exciting way what man can do with the variety of almost inexhaustible possibilities that are available to him. The author leaves it up to the interested reader himself whether it is in one world of dualities is at all possible or sensible to give ratings like 'good and bad', 'black and white' or 'day and night'.... For me, this book contains new and sometimes surprising approaches, which I think are another piece of the jigsaw puzzle help to complete my picture of life."
"For me, the book "AM EIGHT DAY" was like a guide to liberation from previously unconscious imprisonment."
"... how strongly the Christian doctrine of faith determines our thoughts and actions, both individually and collectively. The astonishing realization is that it works, even if we call ourselves non-religious and even though religion is no longer given the importance in society today, which it was granted in the past. Religious doctrine has had a culture-forming effect for centuries. Nobody can escape our Christian-influenced culture, including the world views and political systems that have grown out of it. Reading it repeatedly prompted me to question my own conditioning and the to recognize the tint of my "glasses", which I have accepted as "true" up to now. ..."
"It's not a religious book. It's about faith. That's different.
What we have on earth is wonderful. Georges calls it paradise. He deals intensively with the way in which the Roman Catholic Church in particular has perverted the divine and thus developed it into an instrument of power that can not only be dangerous, but is now eating away at itself. ... In doing so, he is not directed against the existence of a divinity. Rather, Georges questions the communication about God in Roman Catholic society and comes to an astonishing conclusion, which he underpins with concrete thought experiments. The book motivates you to question your own beliefs. ...
A central aspect of his person are his relationships. In the logical continuation of his idea that life is worth living in departure from the Roman Catholic principles and that curiosity and desire are allowed, he does not omit the aspect of sexuality and also gives insights into his sometimes unconventional physical and emotional relationships . He engages in an understanding way with where relationships have brought him forward and where they have held him back. In doing so, he does not forget to put himself in the position of his relationship partners. By telling his story, Georges gives us the inspiration to look at and reflect on our own relationships in a forgiving manner."
This book is a masterpiece that must be read at least once.
Again and again I was overwhelmed by the open and honest way of writing. The stories also opened my eyes to many situations in life."