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JAY STUART SNELSON 
(1936 - 2011)

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As an introduction to a life well spent in the search for reason and understanding of the causes and effects that have detracted from the achievement of mankind's search for liberty, the following link pays credit and homage to this brilliant mind that existed among us for such a short but productive time:

Jay Snelson, RIP

Ideology

In the constant and continuing search for reason and rationality in this increasingly irrational world, a brilliant streak of light suddenly can arrive to cut through the stormy pall of “status quo” thinking and so-called “conventional wisdom” – these being the results of imagined or a priori reasoning to arrive at false social cause and effects of human actions that influence us all in a negative manner. If you believe we all currently are emerged in such a world, please read on.

With any freethinking individual’s goal of seeking to achieve a sustainable civilization based on peace, prosperity and freedom as opposed to war, poverty and servitude, such a light has arrived. Not only is this event a brilliant illumination of shear reason, it also is a magnificent and simple to follow personal ideological and social action instruction manual that outlines just exactly how a sustainable global civilization actually can become a reality – and with your direct participation.

Jay Stuart Snelson, before his passing in December of 2011, carefully craft ed his ideological and social action instruction manual and entitled it, Taming the Violence of Faith: Win-Win Solutions For Our World In Crisis.

Based on nearly half a century extensive scholarly study of the physical, biological and social causes and effects of the natural world, including social history, philosophy, theology, economics and scientific epistemology in search of an answer to history’s most critical and pressing social problem, namely – “How can the scope and scale of organized violence, whether religious or political, be limited to a level of destruction that no longer threatens to destroy civilization and the human species?” (from Taming the Violence of Faith: Win-Win Solutions For Our World In Crisis, pages 443-444), Snelson has entrusted all freethinkers with this “how-to” gift.

His treatise builds on an incredibly simple and “easy read” ( from Taming the Violence of Faith: Win-Win Solutions For Our World In Crisis, pages 448-449, in reference to a personal acknowledgement paid by Snelson to a John A. Pugsley (deceased) contribution from which Snelson quotes: “John offered valuable suggestions on converting my lectures into effective prose and in formatting a manuscript that can reach for the literary aim of the “easy read”).

This "easy read" literary format follows a step by step, principle by principle, analysis leading to an understanding of how to erect sustainable alternatives to the myriad of systemic ills and increasingly dangerous and potentially destructive forces of imagined social causality afflicting us today including the solution to his own stated goal of – “How the scope and scale of organized violence, whether religious or political, can actually be limited to a level of destruction that no longer threatens to destroy civilization and the human species.

Snelson’s magnum opus opens the door to the realization that one of the fundamental, if not the fundamental problem of social cause and effect – that of taming the violence of faith – can be achieved. And, anyone with a freethinking and open mind can participate. This is a  profoundly exciting concept!

Again, ANYONE WITH A FREETHINKING AND OPEN MIND CAN PARTICIPATE

As a reader of his treatise, you can participate directly in creating a positive alternative to the negative influences of an a priori driven false paradigm of human action that dominates our current political and religiously driven world today. As a concerned reader seeking your idea of a better worldly life – through Snelson’s book – you can live a better PERSONAL life, a better COMMUNITY life, a better NATIONAL life and a better GLOBAL life – and, you positively can influence all those around you without having to force feed them your ideology.

This is simply but profoundly recognized as A ONCE IN A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY!

It is important to understand that Snelson’s treatise is NOT an attack on religious or political faith but, rather, an understanding of what religion, based on his thesis of win-win ideology, can produce as a positive influence on all human actions – including political. This understanding results from reading and digesting Snelson’s profound ideology contained in Chapter 13, the last chapter of his book, entitled, “From Win-Lose Faith to Win-Win Faith”.

If you ever decide to select and read a book based on an expectation of leaning new and profound ideology to achieve a better understanding of why homo sapiens sapiens is in such dire straits and, to just thoroughly enjoy the read and, hopefully, enjoy that Eureka Moment (that of experiencing major goose-bumps by the excitement of having discovered a major piece that fits into your puzzle of an idea of what constitutes a good life), and, finally, to actually have the opportunity to help make a world paradigm change through your understanding of the content of a book,  then I guarantee YOU'LL LOVE EVERY MOMENT OF READING THIS BOOK!

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