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Hi All I am considering moving to the United States. I've had an offer of employment from a company that I do occasional consulting for, and they support telecommuting, which means I can choose where…Continue

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I am an atheist, a rationalist, secular humanist

I have recently opened my eyes more aboute religion and currently identify strongly with the gnu atheists (Dawkins, Hitchens, Meyers et al)
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The purpose driven life (a review) - Chapter 7 - The reason for everything

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 5:12pm 0 Comments

Welcome to yet another episode in my quest to review the whole TPDL.

 

In this chapter, we are told that everything is for the glory of god. Then we are told how this is manifested. All creatures except for Man and fallen angels bring glory to god by default. We don't so we have to be saved before we can bring glory to magic sky man. I'm not sure what the poor demons have to do to bring glory to god. Learn to sing maybe?

 

Now rick tells us how to bring glory to…

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The purpose driven life (a review) - Chapter 6 - Life is a temporary assignment

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 5:07pm 0 Comments

Welcome to another episode in my quest to review TPDL by Rick Warren.

 

In this chapter, he hammers on and on about how we are only on earth for a short time, and the real life is once we are dead, in heaven. This poisonous idea is I think the cornerstone of religion and religious thought, which is why I imagine he spends a whole chapter on it.

 

A couple of things caught my eye in the chapter:

- He speaks about how in California there are people from other…

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The purpose driven life (a review) - Chapter 5 - Seeing life from God's view

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 1:26pm 3 Comments

Hello readers, welcome to another installment of my review of TPDL

 

In this chapter, Warren says that people have a metaphor for their life. He says he has asked people to describe their lives and he has gotten some responses like "life is a roller coaster", "life is a dance" etc.

 

He says that the image that you have in your mind when you visualise your life is your life metaphor, and you have to replace this with god's view of your life. 

 

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The purpose driven life (a review) - Chapter 4 - Made to last forever

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:50pm 0 Comments

Welcome to another instalment of my attempt to review the entire TPDL by Rick Warren. Today we get to the details of the Believe or Burn(tm) thread made in the last chapter.

 

According to Mr Warren this life is only the dress rehearsal for your "actual existence", also known as an eternity in god's fellowship. Apparently, if you know that the end of this life will not be the end of you, you will somehow live a better life. According to Warren, if you don't think that some…

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