I recently read a book titled The Secret in the Bible by Tony Bushby.Â Although Iâ€™m no expert in this subject area, even I could tell there were quite a few factual errors and that the book was more of an atheist â€œpush my agendaâ€ type of book rather than a historical review of the subject matter.Â There was one interesting aspect to the book though.Â It included a â€œpuzzleâ€ whereby each of the sixteen chapters contained a secret word that when put together in a sentence reveals ancient knowledge so secret, Bushby was not allowed to outright reveal them in his book for fear of some sort of extremely viscous retribution from someone (boy, have I got news for him).Â Okay, I played along and shot screenshots each time I ran across one of the â€œsecretâ€ words.Â I was pretty ticked off after I trudged through every page of the book and completed the entire sentence only to discover that it was a commonly known quotation variously attributed to Josesph Addison or Manly Hall.Â I was hoping for something a little more eye opening but hey, the lack of ingenuity shouldnâ€™t have surprised me.Â Heck, Bushby couldnâ€™t figure out a way to work the last word into the bookâ€™s text so he just plugged it in surrounded by parenthesis (see the last screenshot).
So since I wasted two hours of my life in pursuit of the answer I thought Iâ€™d save folks a bit of wasted time.Â In all its glory, here is the glorious secret to immortality according to Tony Bushby:
Put together it reads:
Learn deeply of the mind and its mystery for therein lies the true secret of immortality.
The full Joseph Addison quote reads:
The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life… Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
As a bonus, hereâ€™s a couple more Joseph Addison quotations:
The utmost extent of man’s knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.
To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
Come on Bushby, you promise some revolutionary secret backed by historical fact and instead your readers find you pushing a personal agenda backed by erroneous claims and inaccurate facts.Â As the title of your first book mentions, could this in and of itself not be considered fraud?