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.
I wonder who he has been speaking to. I certainly can't digest the scope and complexity of my life into a single trite little sound bite or image in my head. It is just too much. I wonder if things are different for theists? Do they digest their lives differently, because they are only semi responsible for them? I can't remember, I was only a theist in my teenage years (and only barely), and that is such a confused time anyway it's difficult to remember clearly. Any reader thoughts on that?
Finally he says that life is a trust, life is a test and life is a temporary assignment. With a whole ream of religious gobbledygook.
I'll summarise the gobbledygook:
Life is a test: Sky magic man is watching you, to see if you should be tortured forever when you die
LIfe is a trust: The earth was given to us in trust by god. Everything in life actually belongs to god, not to us.
Life is a temporary assignment: Here we go again, the sky fairy is only actually going to give us a really nice existence when we die. He does not elaborate on that here, it is covered in the entire next chapter. Oh boy.
I really have only one response to all of this for mr Warren: HOW DO YOU KNOW? Seriously, which part of your death cult tells you all of this crap that you spew forth with absolute conviction?