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The beginning is a good place to go wrong, some say, but there’s a certain deity who omnipotently disagrees. Forget all you thought you knew about the first moments of existence, and prepare to have your beliefs played with, tickled, spanked, stretched across spacetime and shattered into so many irrelevant motes of stardust. Travel back to before creation itself, and ...more
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 40 pages
Published September 12th 2014 by Scott Kaelen
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Joe Attanasio
Dec 02, 2014 Joe Attanasio rated it really liked it
When Gods awaken is written in three parts.
The first part is a combination of story and observation expounding on the cycle of creation and extinction of the universe. Popular theories are explained in a playful and entertaining fashion. The creativeness of this part shines.
The second part deals with the creation of man and woman. I found this to be both inventive and entertaining. Dry humor that is based on popular concepts permeates this section.
The third part is comprised of the author’s int
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Mandy Dowson
Sep 20, 2014 Mandy Dowson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very surprising read, indeed. It was nothing like I expected, and more than once I *gigglesnorted* whilst those around me looked to me in confusion. It was a teensy taste of jocularity that has whet my appetite for more! I will certainly look forward to reading more from this author.
The author's ability to weave such an intriguing tale, making mock of Creationism whilst doing so, is wonderful. As a Christian myself, but also an intelligent and open-minded reader, I found this hilariously good
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Sancho
Jun 11, 2015 Sancho rated it really liked it
This is a book filled with intelligent humor. It is divided in three parts, all of them discussing different concepts of the Abrahamic religions (e.g. the creation of the universe and of man and woman).

It is written as a dialogue between an Observer (God?) and a man who wonders how an all-powerful, all-present, eternal being could be so messy and oblivious.

I really enjoyed reading it. It is short, so it can be read quickly. It can also be easily read more than once, which is what I plan to do!
H.M.C. H.M.C.
When Gods Awaken is a witty and humourous satire about creation, and other biblical ideas.
I enjoyed the read, and laughed out loud a couple of times.
I'd like to see some development of the ideas, as the story seems to end in a strange place, and involves some characters I'd like to hear more about.
This is my second read from Scott Kaelen, and I look forward to reading his book of poetry. His ideas are right up my alley, and his personality shines through in his writing.
Electa Graham
Oct 01, 2014 Electa Graham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this short with a perma grin on my face. It pokes fun at creationism without breaking the skin. It's satire at its best. Genesis tells us how life on earth began, Scott Kaelen's satiric version is funny and thought provoking. I hope he makes it into a series. I'd love to see his take on the burning bush.
Melissa Rutter
Nov 14, 2014 Melissa Rutter rated it it was amazing
Insightfully amusing read. Smart, witty and a new take on the creation of the world. The dialog is very funny in parts, but you have to have that sort of sense of humour, otherwise it will go over your head. That being said though, I enjoyed the book very much, but I do have 'that' humour somewhere in there. I will definitely read more of Scott's work.
C.N. Crawford
Sep 22, 2014 C.N. Crawford rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a genuinely funny read, a clever take on the original creation stories.
Ana
Oct 15, 2014 Ana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Atheists
Shelves: r4r
This book is a satire, a play on Creationism. I liked the beginning, the idea of an Observer, of everything being reborn over and over again after we messed up. And then it all just went downhill for me.

Queue a capricious, oblivious, utterly dumb creator (as expected in a satire of religion) and a sassy, know-it-all first man (I’m sure a lot of people would love the chance to talk back to their Creator like that but those don’t actually believe in one, which is kind of the point of the book undo
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Kaelen gives the reader a story of creation that is orignal, and crafted with care. Good Work.
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Scott Kaelen writes in the genres of poetry, epic fantasy, science fiction, horror, humour, and non-fiction. His published works include his first poetry volume DeadVerse, and the non-fiction release Life, The Universe & Free Thinking. His current projects are the first ful-length entry in the Verragos Tapestry series and a second volume of poetry.
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“Cosmos drew himself to his full height. His cavernous chest swelled and his wings and various other appendages spread open, encompassing all the land and the rain-filled skies. “Henceforth,” he boomed, “you shall call me your Omniarch, or Creator, or Lord. Maybe God. Lord Omniarch sounds best. But don’t call me Jehovah or I’ll drop a mountain on your head. I’m not joking.”
“Fair enough,” said Terry, quickly adding, “Lord Omniarch,” when Cosmos growled.
“And you shall spread word of my names – except Jehovah – to everyone! And to the dust shall you shout my names; yea, to the trees, also. And the mountains shall ring with the echo of my names, and the beasts of the ground and of the air and rivers and seas shall hear of me, and, though they will not comprehend, they will yet grovel under my might.”
“Why,” said Terry, “if you don’t want me to say it, do you keep mentioning the name Jeh–”
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