Religion in Sci-Fi: Cat’s Cradle

As I began to read Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle I was interested in his invented religion, Bokononism.  It is a religion founded on lies.  Quite in keeping with Vonnegut’s humorous sarcasm.  Humanity is organized into teams that do God’s will without ever discovering what they are doing.  The orbits of the members of the team about their common “wampeter” are spiritual orbits.  This is an interesting variation on what I have written in my latest novel, Perturbations Of The Reality Field.  However, my works are much less pessimistic.  Vonnegut leads you laughing down the icy road, straight to Hell.

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