Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review of the book Why God Won't Go Away by Allister McGrath

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This book was kind of boring and was kind of hard to follow with all the scientific things in it. They quoted a lot of things about science and its finding so that made it very hard to understand and confusing. This book was all about this new form of atheism around and what those atheists believe. I personally am a Christian and believe highly in the bible and GOD and wish everyone else did the same as well. I only liked two points in this book that I will be talking about and that will be my review. On page 13 of the book it says " Faith is blind trust in the absence of evidence, even in the teeth of evidence. It's a process of non-thinking or persistently false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence. " What I have learned as Christian is to your own research, do not always believe what people tell you, do your own research and see if what you are being taught is in fact correct. The biggest misconception I had was that when we die, we either go to heaven or hell but that is simply not true. I will use the same scripture I have used in my other posts that says that when we die, we are simply sleeping, not conscious of anything. In ecclesiastics it says in chapter 9, verse 5: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” And I also learned that GOD is not a mean God, he is a loving, kind GOD. In the scripture Psalms 68 verse 19 it says "Blessed be Jehovah, who daily carries the load for us,The [true] God of our salvation." This shows that Jehovah will help us carry our daily load if it gets too hard for us to bear. Which shows GOD truly does care about us. And the second thing I enjoyed in this book is how people only think of things that are going wrong when something bad is happening but this quote sums it up perfectly " For every one of these grand tragedies there are ten thousand acts of personal kindness and social good that go unreported...Religion, like all social institutions of such historical depth and cultural impact, cannot be reduced to an unambiguous good or evil". Overall this book was hard to read, boring and I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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