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I'm not sure what to make of it.
on 1 July 2008
When I first bought this book I found what it was saying to ring true with what I had learnt on my own spiritual journey and I found some great insights in this book. These insights do appear maybe to have been inspired by God working through Donald.. maybe.
For example the fact that our lives are almost exclusively based on our inner view and beliefs of our world, that fear attracts negative and vice versa.
But then on reading further I found some very disturbing passages. Donald asks God about Hitler and God replies 'Hitler went to heaven', to which he resonds 'but Hitler killed hundreds and thousands of Jews', and 'God's' shocking response is basically that 'Hitler did nothing wrong. Hitler simply did what he did... The mistakes Hitler made did no harm or damage to those whose deaths he caused. Those souls were released from their earthly bondage.'!
(That made me so angry I put the book down for a few months)
Also there are many passages where God apparently says that sex should not be hidden from children and if they start to explore themselves in a way which is innapropriate at a young age, we shouldn't stop them.
'God' states basically that parents should just have sex openly around the house and let children watch if they want to!
Like I say a lot of the book is very inspiring but these disturbing passages and others put a sour taste in my mouth.
I feel, like the bible and other 'inspired' texts, that yes some is indeed maybe inspired by the all-knowing spirit of God (whatever that is) that can reveal awesome truths, but also these books are written by humans and alas being filtered by humans there comes human error and the authors own ideals are mixed in with 'God's', maybe unbeknownst to the author.
So we must be carefull in blindly accepting any book as being completely of God.