The Heretic’s Guide to Life: A Politically Incorrect Mémoire of Human Nature by Terence O’Brien, is the latest release from Buffalo-based NFB Publishing.
“I am not an expert or an academic scholar,” said the author, a resident of East Aurora. “Too often being an ‘expert’ means you have been trained with a strict set of norms, have a narrow view of life, and tunnel vision truth by which you see the world. A heretic’s approach to life consists of considering the truths of many traditions and looking for commonalities that make realistic sense.
“The Heretic’s Guide to Life is a summary of knowledge that is essential for understanding the inner nature of ourselves and those around us and attempts to answer how and why contemporary man has evolved to what we are at the present time. It is a guide to understanding life in a deeper way that peels back the social facade to expose some deeper truth.
“They say there is no such thing as a dumb question, but what if you don’t like the answers? What if you don’t like the questions either? What if you admit that religions are fading in importance with each new generation and our technology is not giving the answers that awaken us to a deeper meaning of life? The spark of truly being human and alive is to ponder some of life’s mysteries once in a while. This is a no holds barred look at the realities of life, to once again find the spark of truly being human and alive.”