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The O.C. Bible Commentaries is less than half the size of the O.C. Bible and contains candor and blend of self-pity and selfrighteousness. For these reasons it is more remarkable work even than the Bible itself.
It is seen as a work of explication, but more exactly, the product of philosophical meditation on the importance of Universal Religion and the Galactic Imperium.
The beginning is an obvious appeal to the agnostic rulers:
Men, finding no answers to the sunnah [the ten thousand religious questions from the Shariah], now apply their own reasoning. All men seek to be enlightened. Religion is but the most ancient and honorable way in which men have striven to make sense out of God's universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness.
In their conclusion, the Commentaries very likely foretold their fate.
Much that was called religion has carried an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God, that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rules and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you the sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.
- ORANGE CATHOLIC BIBLE. THE FUNDAMENTAL SCRIPTURE OF THE IMPERIUM