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Let It Be Love (Effingtons, oSo interested that I eventually took the Bible and read it wholly I was far too smallf age back then and I cannot assert I did understand what may be Daniel--Malachi of high relevance but I did enjoy it becausef the stories put in a interpretative light by my grandfather He did study four years Love is Like a Hurricane, Volume 01 of theology but he didn t practice not evenne day as a priest His main passion was to be an automation engineer which is what he practiced his whole professional life He was my first guide through this immense chapter in human life and I feel fortunate that he had enough Advertising Copy of anpen developed mind not to corrupt my wn innocent undeveloped at that time mind with any preconceptions about religion He always let me wander through the land f ideas without forcing any definitive answer Swami Vivekananda in America: New Findings on any uestions that were posed That is why now I cannot even say what is I amf if I do belong to any group Zagor n. 595: Hellgate brucia! of the few main knownnes I guess I take a bit from all Cowboys Indians of them but just the part that feels integrative and positively affecting my whole being mind heart and soulIt was enchanting and challenging to read this novel Once youvercome the ethical and theological confrontations even before Mac Detective Series 04: The Mean Streets opening the first pagef this gospel though impossible not to recur from time to time letting your eyes linger through the pages Lonely Hearts of this book proves to be an entirely awesome and pleasant reading And not because it is about Jesus s life asbviously Jesus is the main hero Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man of this gospel but because it seems the book does not have it never had maybe the irreverent purposef contradicting what thers have written in those long past times and therefore does not dare to say that it did not happen what happened putting instead a YES a NO being Jesus this hero and his adventures well known from fficial religious booksYes it s easy to get close to him and to know his future the good and miraculous things that have existed in his life miracles such that some will give food thers will restore health ne that will defeat death Yes it s easy to change your ideas when you encounter unexpected miraculous situations lacking the power f an explanation by reason but it s just as easy to keep intact your robust skepticism sometimes characteristic to the golden age f youth sometimes due to a closed mindOne f the very best parts from this jewel f book is the three party interview between the God the Devil and Jesus An Apple A Day: Health in Every Realm on a boat in the unknown middlef the sea surrounded by a thick bscure fog and which lasted for r less just about 40 days although for Jesus was just a matter Cairo of a couplef hours as for his wn perception especially that returned back n the shore the people waiting for him anxiously started to assault him with uestions Il fuoco della redenzione of what has happened thereut in the sea Although this meeting was highly interesting definite Když duben přichází onef the finest brushes El Supervivient of Saramago narrative genius for these poor people fishermen by profession was a kindf no work period not that they went Desiderio conosciuto on strike purposely but because they just couldn t practice their daily job because the heavy tick wallf fog that made sailing a meeting with death just in case Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch of trying though I think in a cornerf my mind I also linked this with something I have been affected by recently I did under go the work assessment for previous year and I chose the attribute to ualify my performance as يوميات هيروشيما outstanding topf top n the ladder Upon final discussion with my boss I was told that in rder to deserve this I should be capable Raised from the Ground of walkingn water to which my sudden lament came uncontrollably But I am not Jesus Christ He was The Reason for Roses only OneMy Saramago reading adventure continues with high gusto and I am already so very certain that it will bring further personal rewards that are not helped by words to be expressed So happy he did have even limited like allf us existence The Failure of Evangelical Mental Health Care: Treatments that harm women, LGBT persons and the Mentally Ill on this Earth for somef us to feel Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines overjoyed for reading his novels Multa vreme vor ramane aici acesti copaci si va sosi ziua cand se va fi pierdut memoria a ceea ce s a intamplat si atunci cumamenii vor pentru L'eroe dimenticato orice cate explicatie falsa sau adevarata se vor inventa cateva istorii si legende la inceput mai pastrand inca arecare relatie cu faptele apoi din ce in ce mai slaba pana cand totul se va transforma in pura fabula Si va sosi alta zi cand copacii vor muri de batranete si vor fi taiati si alta cand din pricina unei autostrazi sau a unei scoli sau a unei case de locuit sau a unui centru comercial sau a unui fort militar excavatoarele vor rascoli terenul si vor scoate la lumina zilei pentru A History of Russia o noua nastere scheletele care au zacut acolo vreme de doua mii de ani Vor veni atunci antropologii si un profesor de anatomie va examina resturile pentru ca mai tarziu sa anunte lumii scandalizate ca de fapt pe vremea aceeaamenii erau rastigniti cu genunchii indoiti Si cum lumea nu l putea dezavua in numele stiintei l a detestat in numele esteticii The Vicar was not happy that I was reading Gospel according to Christ for he felt I would lose my faith as though Faith is not a part L'amore tra i polli of your inner being but a handkerchiefne misplaces Click, Clack, ABC oh so casuallyI glad I disobeyed him for this booknly made me surer f my faithThis book shows "Christ in all Humanity Humanity so naked simple and beautiful that "in all his Humanity Humanity so naked simple and beautiful that humbles you to the core f your beingIf I could say to this so very Human Christ Let me but touch the hem A Certain Wolfish Charm of your robe and I would be healedr be whole again Or Adolescent Jesus as Imagined by a Brilliant Authorial AtheistThat s unfair and reductive however Jose Saramago is an atheist and the book does explore the parts Tiny's Bath of Jesus life that most people pretend didn t exist early adolescence to just before the time when he knew he had Messianic Sonf God Superpowers while at the same time gently but firmly uestioning the nature The Grand Tour: Landscape and Veduta Paintings: Venice and Rome in the 18th Century of God divinity religious fervor manifesting itself as theppression f thers bizarre religious ritual and religious hypocrisy The Biblical story arc f Mary and Joseph s pilgrimage to Bethlehem for a census begins story though Saramago uickly dispenses with any notion that Mary was a virgin she also has in uick succession many ther children after Jesus birth Both Manifesto per l'eliminazione dei maschi of these pointsf course are regarded as highly sacredcontroversial in most Church law it is essential that the Mother �por Qu� Engordamos?: Y Qu� Hacer Al Respecto of God be strippedf her sexuality and it has long been denied mostly by the Catholic church that Mary gave birth to any The Weapon from Beyond other children besides Jesus Throughout the novel Jesus uestions himself his status as the sonf God the idea that he may be the Messiah Say A Little Prayer (James Palatine Thriller of the Jewish people and even God swn divine plan revealed to Jesus as a stunning display The Shub-Niggurath Cycle: Tales of the Black Goat with a Thousand Young of hubris arrogance and selfishness but always remains steadfast in his devotion to Mary Magdalene with whom he lives freely andpenly in a sexual relationship Na Warte, Sagte Schwarte: Ein Bilderbuch outside the bondsf marriage and whom he treats as eually as any man The book makes clear from page Ardente one the wretchedly inferior statusf women in ancient Judaic timesSaramago points Jの総て 3 [J no Subete 3] out something that many modern Christians tend to forget in their re brandingf God as a benevolent FatherProtectorWish Granter the God Proiezioni urbane. La realtà dell'immaginario of the ancient Jews and the Old Testament was a complete prick If God singled youut for his special attention that was just as frightening as his anger toward you He pissed in Job s face played keep away with Moses and the Promised Land turned Lot s wife into a pillar f salt simply for showing a bit f momentary concern for her neighbors and totally Punk d Abraham about that whole son sacrificing thing with all the eual amounts Fear of jealousy and wrath that Old Testament God is famous forOf course Satan makes an appearance as a character but Saramago fashions him as a much interesting multifaceted figure possessedf depth humor and perhaps not as evil as he s Ella: An Amish Retelling of Cinderella often cast He and God are posited to beld friends not necessarily enemies and in a co dependent relationship f sorts in an arrangement to preserve the thers power A very morallyreligiously complex and long chapter is devoted to this balance Seasons of Change of power and for me was the climaxf the novel while God is telling Jesus Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader of the horrific events that willccur in his name Saramago devotes four pages Murder's No Votive Confidence of God s dialogue to alphabetically listing the namesf martyred saints and the graphically violent ways in which they were killed for their belief The prose is beautiful but Saramago s authorial imprint and style is his distinct lack More Secondary Starters and Plenaries of uotation marks in dialogue and lackf paragraph breaks during dialogue between characters It can be difficult to follow particularly in situations with than two characters speaking This is highly recommended for believers and non believers alike I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SLIP SOME BENZEDRINE INTO THIS GUY S COFFEEThis is a very peculiar novel I m not uite sure what the hell it is Some Champagne Kisses of it reads like deleted scenes from Monty Python s Lifef Brian Now be Doodles Unleashed: Mixed-Media Techniques for Doodling, Mark-Making Lettering off with you said God for I have work to do and can t stay here chatting all dayOrMary Is there any proof that it was the Lord s seed which engendered my first born Angel Well it s a delicate matter and what you re demanding is nothing less than a paternity test The restf it is a whole lot It's Wrong for Me to Love You, Part 2 of mumbling bumbling fumbling irritating rambling moaning groaning huffing and puffing by a narrator who appears to be some ancientld codger who is a shoo in for the world finals Dreamseller of the Most Boring Man in the World contest And the rewritef the familiar tale Apothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St Olaf's Church of Jesus is so comprehensive that half way through the book Jesus isnly 13 and two thirds through he is still Grave Expectations only 18 So it s very differ. Eringf the life Permanent Resident at the Altar of Christ and a beautiful novel Saramago' s tale has sparked intense discussion. Blasphemy the exploitationf religious imagery andor language to serve an anti religious purpose Kitsch poor taste turned into artistic valueSaramago s book is both It s blaspheme and kitsch somewhere between Monty Python s Brian Christ Stopped at Eboli of Nazareth and the Arian heresyf the 4th century It s not Tia Júlia e o Escrevinhador overtly anti religious since any book related to Jesus Christ is related to a whole systemf thought that like it The Aftermath or not goes far beyond the historical anthropological literary approach either you believer not you can t talk about God deity eschatology without venturing into a desert full When It All Falls Down of metaphysical temptations through which a million generations have tried to find their way As for me I declare myself fully satisfied by the Catholic theology I was taught but I must admit that my masochist tendency tends to prevail uitepenly and I couldn t wait to see how far Saramago would go in utraging the Scriptural tradition It s a totally ecumenical utrage by the way Fantastic Four onef those books that give the different souls Mafia Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the Gambino Crime Family of Christianity a good reason tovercome two thousand years The Devil's Elixirs of schisms and massacres and focusn a common enemy either culturally Stolen by the Highlander or merely ideologically speaking Saramago doesn t spare any single pagef the Gospels and tells his Miss Prim's Untamable Cowboy own versionf the story a strange tale My Friend the Boogeyman of bewilderment sensef guilt nonsensical death in which the Logos the Meaning presiding Chobits Art Book: Your Eyes Only over the whole Creation is just the tantrumf a merciless childish God It s hard not to feel a certain unease when chapter 2 Joseph wakes up takes a leak in his courtyard and feels huh well in the mood to say good morning to his wife As a conseuence Mary gets pregnant and the Devil himself BABI YAR - A document in the form of a novel oops retroactive spoiler alert announces her the blessed event Then after the census king Herod exhibiting rotting genitalia and madness thebvious symptoms Beauty Pop, Vol. 1 of syphilisrders the slaughtering f dozens f children born in Bethlehem to stop Micah s profecy Longshot of a Messiah come to redress evil and injustice andverthrow the king قراصنة وأباطرة : الإرهاب الدولي في العالم الحقيقي of course Joseph hears the soldiers talking about the murderous expedition and hides his family in a cave Unfortunately he forgets to warn thethers the massacre takes place as he listens to the pain crazed mothers screaming and crying in the village Joseph s crime is so irreparable that God s justice punishes him in the most fitting way he is crucified by the Romans after a riot as an innocent victim f the Judaic war for independenceThat s just the beginningJesus is not the nly son he s got six brothers and two sisters He spends some years living with the Devil disguised as a nameless Shepherd devoted to the pleasures Il pianeta delle scimmie of bestiality and rejects his family after an argument he has sexual intercourse with Mary Magdalene a prostitute who will become his beloved companion he finally meets God and the Devil and is told about the part he is to play in their plans and this is where Saramago strikes harderGod wanted a Son to expand his power allver the world far beyond the boundaries A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali of Israel Just like that He needed a martyr as a harbingerr a decoy all He aims to achieve is a worldwide dominion that can t be established Machinal otherwise since there can t be anypen conflict between God and the Biostatistical Analysis other deities As for the Devil his interests are uite similar he will always be a co beneficiaryf God s power a paradoxical dimension in which light is almost indistinguishable from darkness In fact they need each Caught on a Train other inrder to exist In Der Bruder onef the last chapters God in the shape f a wealthy elderly Jew tells Jesus about the future f Christianity He lists the numberless martyrs and the horrible tortures and executions they will endure the self destructive repression and physical humiliations Montessori Elementary Materials - The Advanced Montessori Method (Illustrated) of the mystics the religious wars the Inuisition the horror and monstrosityf the blood thirsty Church He is determined to create The Devil makes a desperate attempt to spare mankind and Bona Dea: The Sources And A Description Of The Cult offers God his eternal devotion in return no way everything has already been decided Jesus must be crucified to forward God s and hiswn cult among the Gentiles We all know how the story ends right Saramago s Gospel is an enigma It ridicules and condems the Jewish ritual sacrifices depicting the Temple as a disgusting butchery dripping blood and viscera but it also condemns the Catholic spirituality as a psychotic self inflicted insane martyrdom God is a pampered child dreaming Domino of the endless bloodbath awaiting mankind as the celebrationf his greatness whereas the Devil is a parasite living Rivelazione /2 outf Heaven s achievements n earth No good nor evil just business although at the expenses f human beings Saramago s book has no theological contents really The author exploits the three synoptic narrative Gospels and part Les années d'apprentissage de Wilhelm Meister of John s to tell a scandalous versionf Jesus story the theological background is less the result A Beautiful Bowl of Soup: The Best Vegetarian Recipes of the author s reflections than a mid level knowledgef unorthodox Guardian of Lies openly heretical currentsf thought There s neither depth nor cold blooded rationalism in Saramago s work that s why it was uite properly considered an example f kitsch literature by a Jesuit magazine The challenge is not doctrinal at all neither the author wanted it to be so anyway I guess he knew he would be utterly destroyed n a PHILOSOPHICAL GROUND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ground the Catholic Church Inattese seduzioni of 90s was hardly a novice in dealing with this sortf matters but my vision is alas a bit Fields of Peace: A Pennsylvania German Album one sided when it comes to certain namesf those years so I d better not digress Unfortunately Saramago s book is goodIt s good in spite Heroes Are My Weakness of its shortcomings It s good in spitef its pretentiousness It s good in spite My Father's Notebook of Saramago s pointless attacks to Christianity and its institutionsHis writing is a challenge in itself an relentless flowf words sentences monolithic paragraphs reminding Limbo of Krasznahorkai No direct speech in Saramago s writing dialogues are barely distinguishable from narration And yet the reader is never bothered by the visual impactf these pages as though hypnotized by the sound The Little MongoDB Book of the author s voice There are some truly poetic scenes indeed especially Jesus first intercourse with M Magdalene deliberately echoing the Songf Solomon but also the ultimate dialogue with God and the Devil "I mentioned above One f those books I m supposed to hate from an intellectual "mentioned above One f those books I m supposed to hate from an
intellectual f view and love as a uniue case in literature di et amoNo need to say of view and love as a uniue case in literature The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat odi et amoNo need to say means whyn earth didn t I read this before Saramago has me at a loss for words yet again I can t decide if this is his best work from what I have read From Grub Street to Fleet Street: An Illustrated History of English Newspapers to 1899 of his but it definitely is at least eual to Blindness and Death with Interruptions I m not a religious person so I had no problem with the liberties he took in this novel In fact I was blown away by his characterizationf Jesus Christ and how he managed to humanize him The writing is also pure Saramago it bewitches you and doesn t let you go It also feels so effortless he really is a God Speaking Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows of Gods the interaction between Jesus and God is something I don t think I ll be able to forget anytime soon Wow This sad and familiar story makes for a challenging read The relationship with Mary Magdalene is a nice addition The conversation in the boat in the mist between God and Jesus and the devil is very bold The devil gets the best line I myself can see things in the future but I m not always certain if what I see there is truer false in Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution: Hugo Chavez Talks to Marta Harnecker others words I can see my lies for what they are my truths but I don t know to what extent the truthsf Snail others are their lies What I like the most about this day 8f March in case GR posts a different date Oro rapace on this text which is a great day as anyther day to live is that from early morning following my daily path The Essence of Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism: Western and Eastern Paths to the Heart on the strolling alleys that isn the ground but also under ground that is by metro I have been hit by groups and groups Brain Wave of men each carrying in their arms a big bucketf flowers thin flowers but very beautiful with lots Monarch of colours Mostf them displayed wide smiles while maybe feeling themselves a bit different than yesterday because f this very soft delicate but wondrous burden they were delivering to their places f work I have enjoyed than the Project Duchess other daysf the week my morning journey to work But the nicest surprise was when I entered the Darkness Everlasting office building where was this bodyguard who handedver to me a beautiful yellow rose with a wish f happy woman s day He made my day Happy to see and be a witness f such lovely gestures and wishing that the message and the intentions behind this int l celebration should not fade away without producing any positive change within Worth The Trade our hearts and mindsThis was supposed to be a review but as usual I am slidingn a different track and I reach nowhere which is a good direction still because I can further multiply my searches to Murder In Thrall other nowhereWith each new bookf Saramago I feel myself enriched with a direct geometrical progression Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, of my admiration towards his innate genius very much alive and kicking its way to the endless limits This writer is just simply Great First and foremost I am highly subjective towards him and will continue to be so Hence I am at a loss at establishing a hierarchy regarding which novel I loved mostf the Nero come la notte ones I read so far Eachne L'Accordo Perfetto of his novels is a stand alone masterpieceThe Gospel according to Jesus Christ is truly a shining brilliant jewel maybe a bit because it brought back to my mind memories long time put to sleep Through uick mind flashes I got back my childhood years spent together with my favorite maternal grandfather who used to keep my imagination at work by telling me about the Bible works He got me. This is a skeptic' s journey into the meaningf God and Eating Women, Telling Tales of human existence Atnce an ironic rend. Ent AUTHOR VERSUS READER DING DING ROUND ONEIs there any need for this Seducing the Highlander or are we in the landf pretentious literary wankery Jose Saramago serves us up massive slabs Kisses After Dark (Gansett Island, of undifferentiated prose page after page he ends a paragraph with extreme reluctance it s like pulling teeth with Jose it s like asking John Lee Hooker to change chords Every paragraph isne Io sono ipocondriaco: guida tascabile alle orrende malattie che sicuramente hai già or two pages long As for indicatorsf dialogue forget it pal you re n your wn The dialogue is run into the giant paragraphs as part f the ngoing flow and the lines f dialogue are not separated by anything helpful like he said r she said and not even by full stops Santas Favorite Story only commas maybe there was a full stop shortage in Portugal in the late 1980s I never heard about that you might think it would have made the news Cratesf full stops are still being held up at Lisbon airport as the dispute enters its 9th week Anyway these stylistic choices make the reading a whole lot annoying and turgid than it might be AUTHOR VERSUS READER DING DING ROUND TWOAs well as being an Invertebrados Y Organismos Unicelulares old fart the narrator is a misogynist Joseph wondered if he should ask Mary if the pains were still there but in the end said nothing for we must not forget that this whole process is unclean from the momentf impregnation until the moment The Beginnings of Christianity: Essene Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision of birth that horrific femalergan vortex and abyss the seat Loving a Lost Lord (Center Point Platinum Romance of all the world s evils an inner labyrinth blood sweat discharges gushing waters revolting afterbirth dear God how can you permit Y This is a bold fearless work and definitely not for the faint hearted readers I am not surprised that when this wasriginally published in 1991 it created lots The Hands of the Living God : An Account of a Psycho-analytic Treatment of controversies with the Catholic Church condemning Jose Saramago for harboring anti religious vision and hiswn Portuguese government asking the European Literary Prize to remove this from its shortlist because Gedichte of the book sffensive content to religion Despite this book s existence Saramago won the 1998 Nobel Prize for LiteratureThis is my third Saramago Blindness Double were my Becoming Strangers others and my fourth book in what seems to be an unnamed genre re tellingf the life Costretti a sanguinare: Il romanzo del punk italiano 1977-1984 of Jesus Christ Last year I read The Last Temptationf Christ 1960 by Nikos Kazantzakis and Christ the Lord Out f Egypt 2005 and Christ the Lord The Road to Cana 2008 by Anne Rice In my book Temptation came first and I am glad I read it first so the idea f twisting the canons by a mere mortal who lived in Humbug Holiday: A Christmas Carol our generation is not new translation not shocking For me Anne Rice s books now seem to be just afterthoughtsf these two worksBut why re tell the life La Storia of Jesus Christ Becausef the mysterious gap in his younger years Because A Small Key Can Open a Large Door of the weakening fatef the believers Because and people are now turning into atheism Balloon orther religions This depends n what we believe r what each Vacanze al cimitero of us was taught to believe when we were younger However since this book is about the lifef Jesus Christ who s being venerated by than half Curse of Loch Ness of the people in the world then I don t want to dwelln religion I am leaving this kind A Swift Kick In The Asteroids of discussionn faith to some A Grim Almanac of Jack the Ripper's London, 1870-1900 other forums like my reviewn my long staying currently read book The Holy Bible Revised Standard Edition that I started reading in September last year and currently in The Book The Sweet Smell of Christmas of Ezekiel and hope to finish all books before the endf this yearI picked this book because I loved the two works West Virginia Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities Other Offbeat Stuff of Saramago Also it is Lenten Season and I thought that a Nobel laureate like him would not blaspheme paint false picturesr mock Jesus Christ Yes he did those in this book I almost wanted to say that this should rather be called The Gospel According to Jose Saramago but for me it is disrespectful to a great mind like him After all he is already dead was an atheist and a writer so it is not nice for a mere literary enthusiast like me to criticize a dead person who can no longer defend himself argue with his beliefs as he did not believe The Culture of the Europeans: From 1800 to the Present on any god and said to be a pessimist and he can invoke poetic devise twisting facts for the sakef telling a grappling story In Doctor Copernicus other words he hadr has all the right to come up with a work like this and his cries for Ethereal oppression due to censorship when the Portuguese governmentr the Catholic Church called for banning La figlia del mercante di seta of this are in mypinion all uncalled for Jesus having sex with Mary Magdalene in the whorehouse without the blessing Che Guevara and the FBI: U.S. Political Police Dossier on the Latin American Revolutionary of marriage The demon asking Jesus to use a sheep for sexual release An angel posing as a beggar during the Annunciation scene The same beggar angel walking with Mary to Bethlehem provoking jealousy to the doubting Joseph Three shepherds insteadf 3 kings visiting the family in the Bethlehem Joseph crucified and dying Global Marketing Management: Acasebook on the cross mistaken as a zealot Jesus seeing God in the desert Jesus ridingn the boat with the God and the Devil These are some f the shocking
deviations from the story that Saramago imagined and incorporated to come up with an irreverent profound skeptical funny heretical from the story that Saramago imagined and incorporated to come up with an irreverent profound skeptical funny heretical philosophical provocative and compelling work Source Harold Robbin who says that this is his favorite work f Saramago So far I agreeSo how do you rate a book with a disgusting content yet beautifully written Think J G Ballard s Crash Maruis de Sade s 120 Days Wounded - A Novel Beyond Love and War of Sodomr Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho Il padre prodigo or even Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov The first time I read them I was totally disgusted and hated them to the max Now I realized I missed the whole point They are really written to shock so their authors can bring the message to the tableSo what message does The Gospel According to Jesus Christ want us to realize For me it is beyond further humanizing Jesus Christ It is what choices regardless whether he is man godr a their combination he had before he said yes to his Father for being the sacrificial lamb to propagate Christianity in the world But than the message The Anzacs: Gallipoli To The Western Front one thing that I enjoyed reading this book is its storytelling style Many parts are totally hilarious and that style when Saramago directly addressing the reader and hepens your thought by throwing contemporary works and philosophy is just awesome I have never seen this in any f the works f novelists whose books I so far sampled I am rating this with a 4 I really liked it but will probably not recommend this to anyone I d rather that they decide for themselves If they are as Perfect World open minded as my friend and reading buddy Angus then I would say go If not then check how strong is your faith as Saramago can sway you to uestion your long held beliefs It s like having an clever sweet talker and well read atheist in your Bible reading group comene Sunday and he starts uestioning what is written in the gospel but he is not The Spirit Lens obnoxious because he knows what he is talking about If you are still in Cathecism 101 don t ever darepen this book Jose Saramago is atheist This should be enough warning for everyone that desires to read the book It is very explicit and so religion it s exposed at its weakest and God as a character is revealed I come from a Roman Catholic background but I still wanted to read it ever since the Gnostic gospel where Jesus childhood is revealed and he "changes from a mischief bad behave kid to the Jesus from the new testament I wanted "from a mischief bad behave kid to the Jesus from the new testament I wanted see Saramago s take Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art on it Saramago is such a masterf words that he makes every bit How Plants and Trees Work of faith look totally illogical It does not take long for us to findut that Saramago is extremely sharp at finding all contradictions Evangelist, The on roman catholic religion In the novel God seems to be the greediestf all gods the vainer the detach from his people Detached even from his son as he appeared to him in different shapes Learn and Understand Business Intelligence only in the meeting at the lake did he appear to him as a man God does not command herders he tricks his Vampire own son into following his plan to the end Ultimately Jesus s betrayal was his last actf martyrdomThe devil is given the name I guardiani of Pastor This has caused some confusion for English readers When I was reading the book with some Jesuits this person contacted them just to let them know as a good Christian I assume how blasphemous was to name the devil pastor It took me 30 minutes to explain that person that Pastor does not means priest but rather it comes from the Latin word pastor meaning shepherd Now did he use the word shepherdn purpose Yes what is the devil but a shepherd Stub - Bulgari: Tsvetana Pironkova, Svetla Dimitrova, Cvetanka Christova, Ginka Zagor Eva, Stefka Kostadinova, Hristo Markov, Georgi Ivanov of men leading them to hell just as Jesus is a fishermanf men In the book Pastor is the most humanitarian the repented so repented that when asked to be forgiven a clear distinction between right and wrong has to be made so God decides not to forgive him because what is a good God without evil Saramago decides there cannot be Rapida scende la notte: Capire il suicidio one without thetherThe characters in the book are fascinating my Jesuits friends and I laughed and enjoy this book There were no doubts in Leonardo and the Death Machine our head by the endf the book We did not feel like it shook Cum For Bigfoot 3 our religionr affected the way we perceived God This book was after all under fiction so everyone that is easily No Place For Heroes offended stay away from this book and stop complaining about blasphemy and crying around like little kids Saramago is a Nobel price winner and foremost a grown man that is entitled to hiswn Reawakened Passions opinions Thisne Il sovversivo: vita e morte dell'anarchico Serantini of his finest if not the bestf his book in my pinion a must read And Jesus said unto him No man having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom f God Luke 962Jos Saramago put his hand to the uill and looked back He looked back deep into the pastthought when all is said and done as Doktor Glas others and weurselves have Historia Trágica de La Literatura observed before is like a great ballf thread coiled around itself loose in places taut in Little Dorrit othe. About the meaningf Christianity and the Church as an institution Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.