This is a thought-provoking book which seeks to give the reader a new take on the mark of the beast – 666. It has certainly been well-researched, and Adam Soul has quoted from the Bible to support his argument. His basic premise is that the first beast of the Book of Revelations is money, while the second beast is oil. He argues convincingly about what 666 might mean, but if I tell you his explanation, you won’t really need to read the book.
He is writing as a Christian although he does not attend a church, is not an evangelical, and certainly does not deny that evolution occurs. He has a deep-seated belief and that comes through in this book.
He argues that we must stop polluting the planet before we destroy it completely and points to the Native American way of life before the white settlers arrived as an ideal way of living sustainably and in tune with nature. He suggests that we should try to emulate the early Native Americans, taking only what we need from the planet and replenishing it.
He has a lot to say about pollution and our seemingly wanton destruction of nature and says that we should be “Backwards Bound.” In other words we should collectively find ways to survive which do not damage the planet Earth. He is an advocate of alternative sources of energy which are sustainable, and this all makes perfect sense.
Where he fails in his argument for me, is when he says that women should choose not to have children, so that our children’s children will have a better life on Earth. If women chose to not have children, there would be no future generations of course.
He also, at the end of the book makes some predictions for the future which are plausible – is that is you believe that there is global warming – he does.
He advocates living almost communally and some of his ideas are founded in Communism and Socialism. Given that Americans are highly skeptical of both ideologies, his vision for the future will not happen. And that will be catastrophic.