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Merriam Webster defines Blasphemy as:
Full Definition of BLASPHEMY
a : the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God
b : the act of claiming the attributes of deity
irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable
As a reader of SFF I encounter ideas and philosophies that I disagree with, sometimes quite deeply, and while it colors my enjoyment of that book, I don’t usually stop.
As a Christian, I can take mockings, I can take my faith being belittled and I can take being told that I’m just plain wrong.
But one line I won’t cross in my reading is Blasphemy.
In this book Bova makes a future humanity, amped up and greekgod like. One of those humans comes back and pretends to be the God of the Old Testament to the Israelites in the desert. Not taking His place, but being the reality and the God of the Bible a myth based on him.
That I won’t countenance. I’m not going to riot, or ask for a death squad to go after Bova or put out a price on his head; but what I am going to do is never read any of Bova’s books again nor support him financially.
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
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