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You die when you're supposed to!!?,
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This review is from: Life Lessons: How Our Mortality Can Teach Us About Life and Living (Paperback)
This is a kindly and helpful book. However, to benefit from it's wisdom it is necessary to believe that "everybody dies when they're supposed to", and that the universe (more often God, as he/she is mentioned a lot in this book) is working out just as it should etc, etc. I find this approach hard to swallow and a little like wishful thinking. Taken to it's extreme the awful genocides of the twentieth century and before are perfectly ok - those people were meant to die in them: am I the only person to feel a little let down by all this?
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Initial post: 8 Sep 2013 22:27:24 BDT
T. Wheaton says:
Yes I didn't realise this was a God-based book. Probably would have left it on the virtual shelf if I'd known. Even substituting 'God' for 'Universe' is tenuous at best and doesn't really work.
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 09:54:15 GMT
Thanks for highlighting the God-element. This is instantly off-putting for me.
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