Re: STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND:
WHat prescriptions? Live in a commune, have sex with everyone, use mind control to kill enemies...nope, this book deconstructs a lot of Western cultural beliefs but it is in no way a prescriptive book. As Alexei Panshin pointed out, without the mentla powers posessed by the man from Mars, the philosophy/religion in the book has no validity or applicability.
OK, maybe we all are god, that's about it.