Is there an underlying message in The Genesis Resolution?

Lone RangerAs a young boy, growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I would spend as much time as my parents would allow watching westerns on an amazing box that combined moving pictures with sound. The box, of course, was a black-and-white console TV and the shows I grew up with were The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, Have Gun, Will Travel, Maverick, Rifleman, Wagon Train, Davy Crockett and Roy Rogers.

I understood those shows. For the most part, the good guys wore white hats, the bad guys wore black hats, and good always triumphed over evil. Growing into adolescence, life became more complicated. Few issues and fewer people were completely good or completely evil. Everything became a shade of gray. I no longer understood issues and people, especially adults, were complete enigmas. It was much easier to trust authority. If the doctor gave you a pill, you took it. If your government needed men, you enlisted in the military. If a politician promised lower taxes, you voted for him.

QuestionAt some point in your life, that will change. You will experience disillusionment. It could happen with the death of a parent, the loss of a job, or a failure to be promoted. It will cause you to question . . . and that’s good. Questioning allows you to make sense of the world and apply intelligent actions to life’s challenges.

I am in no way suggesting people become cynical or agnostic. I am suggesting you look at everything with an open mind before blindly committing yourself. If a doctor promises a cure for cancer . . . question it. If your financial advisor tells you he can double your money . . . question it. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

The Genesis Resolution follows an aging professor, a priest, as he confronts his disillusionment after experiencing a traumatic series of life changing events. He questions the path he is on and makes a profoundly difficult decision . . . only to have fate throw him a curve.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on
the things you have long taken for granted.

BERTRAND RUSSELL