Wow, well. This book is a big ol' DNF for me. And let me preface that by saying that I am not really religious. I'm not quite agnostic. I believe in a higher power, and I will attend church the 1-2x per year that I go home to visit my parents[image]
Wow, well. This book is a big ol' DNF for me. And let me preface that by saying that I am not really religious. I'm not quite agnostic. I believe in a higher power, and I will attend church the 1-2x per year that I go home to visit my parents on holidays. But I'm not a habitual attender at organized religion, and I don't care what anyone else's religion is. I kinda find them all interesting after taking a theology class in college that delved into all kinds of historical religions and religious practices. To each their own is my belief, and no one religion should speak against another unless of course evil acts are being carried put in the guise of religion. Then it would be appropriate to speak against the group carrying out those acts, not the religion as a whole.
So coming from the aspect of a non-religious person, even I was offended by the theme of this book. Serious, you blame the downfall of society on ALL Christians? ALL of them? Not a radical group or a subsect, but ALL of them? When did it become acceptable to demonize or marginalize all Christians? What if you substituted Muslim, Judiasm, or any other faith here? Would it still be acceptable to modern society? Not likely. So why is it acceptable for the Christian faith? And especially to do it as a whole. Don't we separate radical Muslims from the vast majority of the Muslim faith? Do you really see Christians lauding the antics of Westboro? No you do not.
I voluntarily read (in part) and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from the publisher. Sadly, I found the themes to be offensive and off-putting and I can't honestly recommend this book to anyone. I find the tone and theme somewhat dangerous in our current society when people would rather hate everyone that doesn't agree with them 100%. I think this book adds to the divisiveness that we are seeing everywhere we look. I don't need more of that in my life....more