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Has anyone read it? If so, what did you think?

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I caught one once. Thankfully I got over it.

"To lose the sense of sacredness of the world is a mortal loss. To injure our world by excesses of greed and ingenuity is to endanger our own sacredness."    Ursula K. Le Guin
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What are you talking about?

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That's an intriguing title. Tell us more.

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Has anyone read it? If so, what did you think?

She's apparently talking about this book.


From the amazon.com review: "Do you feel like something is always wrong, that you can't seem to "get it right" in your relationship with God? Then you probably have a diseased faith - thankfully, there is way back to the innocence and freshness of the hour you first believed.
There are only two ways to approach faith: a human-centered approach, or a God-centered one. A human-centered approach rests on human effort and persistence-human "coulds" and "shoulds" ..."








Based on the amazon.com review, it's not for me, for certain. It ends with a reference to "the person of god," so it's obviously a book directed to Christians. Jews and Muslims don't pray to persons. And leaving out the rest of the world's theologies for the sake of the brevity of the post ...
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it's obviously a book directed to Christians. Jews and Muslims don't pray to persons.
Not sure why you added this bit but for clarity Christians dont worship or pray to persons either.
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Only added that part so my post wouldn't be misconstrued as being a recommendation for the book. Am not recommending it since I'm Jewish and it's directed to Christians.



As to the praying to persons thing as I've said before, it's a big world, whatever floats yer boat.
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Ive not read the book... Have you Dulce?
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Oh. I figured the number one religiously transmitted disease would be religious intolerance.

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Oh. I figured the number one religiously transmitted disease would be religious intolerance.
One would begin to believe so, especially lately.

I too read the review and it doesn't seem for me either and my religious affiliation is Christianity.
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I haven't read it, and I didn't think I would be interested in it based on the blurb at Amazon, although I thought the title was interesting. The thing is, my pastor wrote the book, and the blurb didn't sound at all like him. I was kind of surprised, but hoping that the book is more like the way he is IRL. I'll have to actually read it to know, I suppose

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I haven't read it, and I didn't think I would be interested in it based on the blurb at Amazon, although I thought the title was interesting. The thing is, my pastor wrote the book, and the blurb didn't sound at all like him. I was kind of surprised, but hoping that the book is more like the way he is IRL. I'll have to actually read it to know, I suppose
I see the connection now. If you do read it and the description is not what it claims let us know. You've peaked my interest now
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I'll have to read that book. Based on the synopsis and the review, it looks like dear ole pastor is on to something. I have often felt that Christianity is too locked into tradition, division, laws, and legalty, without the freedom to just enjoy God. I think we can see a lot of that restriction in today's society, especially with those conservatives who's entire mission seems to be restricting their lives and other's lives. Interesting topic, intruiging book.

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