"...facing reality is never pessimistic. Believing the truth, no matter how difficult that may be, is the ultimate act of optimism because it opens up the panorama of options that will free us from further deception."
-Page 86 of Surviving Off Off-Grid
A Special Message from Michael Bunker
One of the primary questions I get about the book is "Is this book just some religious treatise, or some tool to jam somebody's Bible philosophy down our throats"? Not all of the questions are framed like that, but many of them have the question as their root. So I wanted to frankly share some thoughts with you.
I have been living Off Off-Grid for many years, and have lived and experienced the lifestyle about which I write. In learning how to live this way I have learned things (valuable things) from Buddhists, Pagans, Mormons, New-Agers, Atheists, and even Christians. I think it would be ridiculous and stupid of me not to listen to someone who can teach me something just because of some religious or philosophical biases I hold. In fact, I have listened to people attack and berate my religion (sometimes rightfully so) patiently in order to learn skills, tactics, and techniques that will be valuable (or even temporally salvific) for me and my family. There are humans out there with skills and wisdom and I am willing to learn things from them no matter what they believe about God and eternity. You should be too.
As I explain in the book, I am a Christian and unapologetically so. My attacks and condemnations are directed as much at modern "christianity" as much as at any other failed worldview. In my book I plainly state that I believe that the largest transfer of wealth, land, know-how, and freedom in the history of the world has happened during the so-called "Christian" era. This book takes to task that failed and apostate worldview, trumpeted by modernist "christianity" that has gotten us where we are today. It also, interestingly, puts a stake in the heart of many modern "survivalist", "prepper", and "off-grid" philosophies that are just as dangerous and just as harmful to our independence. Most people that make their money by selling useless crap to people who will likely die trying to use it, are not going to like my book.
But I find it interesting and distressing that supposedly intelligent and engaged people would consider depriving themselves of good and right thinking and information because of ignorant prejudices. I've tried not to do that, and so should you. I am absolutely certain that there is so much good and valuable information and wisdom in the book that it is impossible that you would not gain more than $19.95 by reading the book. At the very least you will have gained some valuable insight into a philosophy and worldview that I can assure you you probably have not studied before.
Anyway, I will make you this assurance and I will help some of you make your decision before it is too late and you squander the cost of a couple of Cappuccinos on something that is only going to piss you off. If you buy the book from Amazon.com and you read at least half of it (the least anyone can ask from a supposedly thinking person) and you do not feel it will help you or benefit you in any way, Amazon will take it back. This is an easy promise because Amazon has a very good return policy. You can't lose. However...
If you are a person that can't learn anything from anyone else because you already know it all... don't buy the book.
If your religion or worldview is so shallow and weak that it cannot stand being challenged or even being exposed to a different philosophy or worldview... don't buy the book.
If you are overly emotional and can't stand anyone saying anything you disagree with... don't buy the book.
And finally... If you think everything is ok, that nothing bad can happen, and that whatever bad DOES happen won't ever affect you or your loved ones... just don't buy the book.
See there, for some of you I just saved you $20! And it didn't cost you a cent!
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