Opening Sentence of the Foreword of The Urantia Book

Although, as I've previously noted, I've been discouraged to talk here about one of my favorite tomes, I would be remiss in my duty to my fellow readers if, in a discussion of first lines, I did not convey this opening sentence of the Foreword of The Urantia Book:

IN THE MINDS of the mortals of Urantia - that being the name of your world - there exists great confusion respecting the meaning of such terms as God, divinity, and deity....

There in sum is the book's theme: an super-terrestrial messenger - even to the "naming" of our world (always thought Earth ((land, dirt)) a lousy name - all worlds are "Earth" to the inhabitants) -- and their intent to clarify and rectify our theological conceptual poverty.

This, and the subsequent several paragraphs expanding on this statement of purpose, will either repulse or intrigue the reader. In my case, the latter, due to both my truth-seeking and my science fiction fan impulses being pinged.