The Gospel Reloaded by Seay Garrett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was my second time reading this book. I got it back when I was getting a bunch of similar books – I have Gospel According to the Simpsons and Philosophy of Seinfeld books as well. For this particular one, I didn’t enjoy the format as much as I remembered enjoying it the first time around. At first the chapters just follow one another, building up on the previous chapters. Then they become somewhat more self-sufficient. What I enjoyed most was remembering about the Gnostic Gospels and how much the Wachowskis really put into these movies.
I know nothing about the authors of this book, but if they still believe what they believed back when they wrot ethe book, boy does it make me nostalgic for a more rational Christian rather than the Culture Wars version that seems to more often make the news, talk shows, etc. The author talks of climate change, of class imbalances, and so many other things that are so much more Christ-like than what you hear spouted all the time on TV. I think if more Christians were like him, I’d probably still go to church. But I just can’t stand how much it’s all become an us vs them situation that discourages using your God-given powers of thinking.
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