Official Review: Civilisation Hijacked by Albert Morris

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Post by joshfee77 » 29 Jul 2018, 20:28

jennygosdin1 wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 10:31
Your review made me excited to read this book.
Thank you. Definitely a worthwhile, mind-expanding read. Highly recommended.

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Post by joshfee77 » 29 Jul 2018, 20:29

hasan459 wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 07:02
wow, i am really glad to read civilization hijacked
Yeah, definitely worth a read!

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Post by joshfee77 » 29 Jul 2018, 20:30

Cecilia_L wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 15:37
I'm impressed that the author published this book at 84. Your thought-provoking review is certainly food for thought.
Morris is definitely a man of great wisdom we should all pay attention to. Compelling reading about the state of our world.

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Post by joshfee77 » 29 Jul 2018, 20:33

ParadoxicalWoman wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 23:40
Your thorough review clearly emphasize to us that this an essential read as our wake up call to harsh yet true reality.
Yes, sometimes we get caught up living in blissful ignorance, while all around the world there is injustice, depravity and death, all in the service of those with money and power.

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Post by joshfee77 » 29 Jul 2018, 20:34

harriton muhande wrote:
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nice," this book is very nice to me since it is talking about what is affecting my country.
Good to hear this book has personal relevance for you. Definitely worth a read.

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Even after your review, I'm unsure about this book. It does sound thought-provoking, and I don't mind people questioning my world view. I'm just not sure that's really something that I want right now. Still, I do appreciate your thoughts on this one and am glad that you enjoyed it despite the typographical errors.
I understand that you may not want your world-view challenged. Morris is very much for secular science over religion, and I must admit - as a Christian - I found that difficult. But I also had to admit to myself that I am mainly a Christian because I've been indoctrinated that way by other Christians throughout my life. Morris's ultimate message is to set aside the science vs. religion debate and simply focus on peace, love and understanding for all humanity, on a fairer distribution of world resources, on feeding the poor and housing the homeless. Ultimately, I agree with him 100%. And his detail about the state of our world - though scathing at times - is accurate. A small percentage of people with money and power do have ultimate control over the rest of us (to a point, anyway), and their greed usually comes at the expense of others.

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This book is a complete replica of present societies.

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Post by Eva Darrington » 30 Jul 2018, 09:34

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Civilisation Hijacked by Albert Morris describes a terrifying dystopian society with citizens controlled and manipulated by powerful people, a world where the rich grow richer while the poor starve. George Orwell could not have imagined anything more sinister, yet Morris has not imagined it at all. This book is non-fiction; this world is our world.
I love the opening paragraph of your review. Really grabbed me. This sounds like a really important book for people to read. How sad that the editing wasn't up to par. I wish I could say I want to read this book, but I think the comma problem would really taint my experience. I will miss the book but really appreciate your review!
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Post by kandscreeley » 30 Jul 2018, 09:36

joshfee77 wrote:
29 Jul 2018, 20:44
kandscreeley wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 08:33
Even after your review, I'm unsure about this book. It does sound thought-provoking, and I don't mind people questioning my world view. I'm just not sure that's really something that I want right now. Still, I do appreciate your thoughts on this one and am glad that you enjoyed it despite the typographical errors.
I understand that you may not want your world-view challenged. Morris is very much for secular science over religion, and I must admit - as a Christian - I found that difficult. But I also had to admit to myself that I am mainly a Christian because I've been indoctrinated that way by other Christians throughout my life. Morris's ultimate message is to set aside the science vs. religion debate and simply focus on peace, love and understanding for all humanity, on a fairer distribution of world resources, on feeding the poor and housing the homeless. Ultimately, I agree with him 100%. And his detail about the state of our world - though scathing at times - is accurate. A small percentage of people with money and power do have ultimate control over the rest of us (to a point, anyway), and their greed usually comes at the expense of others.
Thanks for your intelligent reply. It sounds like I would probably agree with the author on many of his points. But, I had the privilege of going to a Christian college with great teachers. I took a science class in which I learned much about the world view and how we as Christians have differing opinions. I feel solid in my knowledge that I believe what I believe because it's correct and not because it's something that I've had ingrained into me from birth. So, I just don't feel the need to read books where authors question my world view as I've questioned it already. If that makes any sense. For example, I believe in irreducible complexity in answer to Darwinian evolution. :D
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