Maybe or maybe not. Time will tell.
Really? So, how much longer do we have to see if your claims are “valid”? A decade? A hundred years? A million? 10 billion? When does a belief turn into a delusion when you can’t ever admit that you are wrong, yy? You are quite like the usual Christian when they keep clinging to their prophecies of the “end times” desperate for some evidence of their religion “some time soon now”.
My definition of God is valid to myself and anyone else who agrees. Yes, something is real to me and not to others. This is because we don't agree on what is real
Nice bit of solipsism there. So, will you grab a white hot bar of iron if I hand it to you if we can’t agree on what’s real? Who knows, it might not burn your hand to the bone *if* what you say is valid. Are you willing to actually put your beliefs to the test? I suspect not.
This is how we're so different. You judge the author for something you read on Wikipedia and I don't care. I know that there's a difference between the message and the messenger. What's even funnier is that I know NDW personally and the Wikipedia article is extremely tame compared to how this man really lives his life. But like I said, that doesn't matter. It's the message that matters. And in that sense, maybe he's the perfect messenger.
Well, you’ve seen my opinion of your author. I know you don’t care, yy, you have someone who agrees with you and that makes you sure you are the only “right” one. I find it hilarious that you want to excuse someone who is rather obviously a liar. You don’t question him since it agrees with you. How convenient. Suddenly the message is all important.
Here's an example. Let's say you won a million dollars. Let's also say that Adolf Hitler was the delivery boy and was personally bringing it to your house. Would you turn him away? hmmmm
ROFL. You see, yy, when a man turns up again and again to be a plagiarist and tries to present other’ ideas as his own, I have little reason to think that “gee, he may have gotten the “real” right idea from some magical source!” No, I just see a man who regurgitated what he read and like you, decided that he found a secret, so he could feel special and have people praise him on his wisdom. The praise of the ignorant, how desirable
And if I thought that Adolph in anyway was responsible for me winning, no I wouldn’t take it. That’s problem with your attempt at an analogy, yy. You want to play pretend that as long as NDW agrees with you it’s okay whatever he’s done since he does agree with you. You get the external validation that most if not all theists desperately need. You can assure yourself that your god “used” him, and not to worry about what kind of a god would use such an idiot. So, to address your rather bizaare analogy, no I would not accept any money from Messenger Boy Hitler, if I thought the people I was winning it from were just as horrible as he.
Seems like Home with God is just more SPAG. The usual pat on the heads to Christians who would feel bad if they had to acknowledge their bible god as something that kills and harms people with less reason than a human. He, and you, yy, have remade God into something you like. No surprise there at all.
And I’m doing a book review without reading the book? I suppose I am, but how many quotes from a book does it take to know what it’s about, yy? Nothing I’ve seen of it is anything new at all. If you think there is one bit that isn’t the usual woo-sodden universalist nonsense that assures everyone that God is just some big fuzzy wuzzy thing that loves everyone with smooches and kittens(damn Ray is so much better than me at this) , please do show me. However, it doesn’t’ seem that way from your very own cited book review of “Home with God”. It’s just one more cherry picking mess from one more Christian who doesn’t like being told he worships a primitive Iron Age god that kills people constantly.
OH and here's a link to even more of that NDW book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743267168/evolvbeing-20#reader_0743267168
Realding is, all I can see in it that isn't crap is his father saying "horseshit." As all religions, it makes promises that aren't kept and the beleivers can't answer why.