The World According to kcillini77

August 19, 2008

Shackin’ Up

Filed under: America,Christianity,Church,Sarcasm — kcillini77 @ 9:52 pm

I just finished reading The Shack, which, if you scan the internet or poll your friends for opinions is either the most important book since the Gospel of Matthew or should be removed from all shelves and burned in a big bonfire before everyone starts thinking God is a black woman.

Listen, I understand some of the flack the book gets.  About 75% of the story is dialogue between a broken man with a dead daughter and the Trinity.  And the Father God chooses to reveal himself for most of the book as a black woman to a man who had deep seated issues with his father.  And the Holy Spirit is represented as an ethereal Asian woman.  And Jesus is a Middle Eastern man (where’d my white bearded Jesus go?).

I want to say that anyone who has their panties in a bunch about this before reading it should actually read it and see what it has to say before passing judgment.  But more than likely they will probably also not be too happy that God comes across as loving as His only begotten son instead of spending his time with the main character reminding him of how sinful and wretched he is.

Yeah, now that I think about it, this NOVEL is pretty dangerous.  Make sure your kids spend their evenings playing family friendly XBox games and watching nonoffensive television instead of reading this one.  If you have it on your shelf, maybe it would serve as good fuel for the fire during family devotions.

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2 Comments »

  1. In case you missed it before, I think you are rad.

    Comment by kristiapplesauce — August 20, 2008 @ 5:10 am | Reply

  2. I’m about halfway through and I can’t put this book down. I can’t remember the last piece of fiction that gave me this much to think about!

    Comment by sarah — November 11, 2008 @ 5:54 pm | Reply


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