Of Dune and Messiahs

While I was sick recently, I reread Dune and Dune Messiah. I actually stopped to meditate a lot while reading it, because I wanted to understand the strongly anti-Messiah message and the core of Frank Herbert’s cynical understanding of religion. If you haven’t read these books, you probably won’t understand this post. I’m not recommending the books, by the way. They are a holdover from my lifelong love of science fiction and my desire to understand the “words of the prophets [that are] written on the subway walls and tenement halls”. To do so is to understand the heart of man who is always seeking… it is to understand myself, and why I can say that I have found that which I was seeking, for He found me and introduced Himself.

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