posted on Jan, 31 2012 @ 11:10 PM
Wow! I would hope anyone who's been wanting to read Stranger in a Strange Land doesn't read this thread due to the major spoiler alert that was
Okay so, Smith was a very young and innocent half-Martian, half-Human brought to Earth by Earth scientists because he was the only heir to not only
Mars, but to his human parents' fortune, and everyone who is anyone within the political herd is after Mr. Smith's John Hancock.
Smith, with the help of several humans, while remains in hiding, goes on to learn of the human ways and is actually learning of his super-human, or,
for the sake of explanation within this thread, Jesus-like abilities - meaning, he can hold his breath underwater for an incredibly long time - he can
*wish* someone away into nothingness if he feels they are a bad egg, amongst other things.
Long story short, Smith has an incredible desire to learn of this "Religion" stuff and sets out on a quest to comprehend just what exactly is this
Religion anyway... so he pays a visit to the local Bible thumpers, the Fosterites! Taking note on the way the Fosterites were running shop, Smith
decides to start his own cult - however, Smith adds his own touch, AND, he has legit worshipers because he's actually providing a sense of Love and
Truthism into his people.
Well, obviously, the Fosterites aren't diggin' on Smith and his blasphemy, neither are the rest of the sheep who follow what the main stream
media's been spreading around regarding Smith - so they have themselves a nice, old-school stoning and BBQ! The End!
So yeah, there are major religious overtones within Stranger in a Strange Land, and Jubal Harshaw sure knows how to express himself so eloquently
regarding such a topic...
"I’ve never understood how God could expect his creatures to pick the one true religion by faith—it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a