In a recent review, Washington Post book reviewer Ron Charles pretty much gave a thumbs up for a book about to be published that is more blasphemous than The Last Temptation of Christ and the Da Vinci Code combined.
The book in question was written by Meg Rosoff and is titled, There Is No Dog. Rosoff apparently wrote the book with a teen audience in mind. Charles describes it as a sex comedy for teens in which God is portrayed as a ‘horny guy named Bob who sends the world into meteorological catastrophes every time he gets the hots for another co-ed.”
Also in his review of the book, Charles wrote,
“Marie Phillips’s “Gods Behaving Badly” handled this plot with more wit in 2007, but Rosoff has a good time with her hunky ne’r-do-well deity who is not “altogether devoid of talent, but he is devoid of discipline, compassion and emotional depth.” Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, young Bob-God has a prim, exasperated minder: Mr. B, who fusses and fumes and tries to get the King of the Universe to pick up his dirty laundry and concentrate on saving the world. But once Bob spots a gorgeous young virgin who works at the zoo, nothing can stop Him from winning her heart. (This time around He doesn’t want to disguise himself as a swan or a bull — He wants the romance.)
The comedy here is pratfall-subtle, but it’s spiked with some surprisingly tough theological questions about the reason for suffering, the problem of free will, and the existence of God (Bob’s dyslexic, thus the title). The novel has already been banned by a few schools in England, which, let’s face it, is a publicity godsend. The rest of us can relax: Students interested in “There Is No Dog” are probably old enough to handle its goofy sexual content and it’s funny exploration of religious issues.”
As Christians, we should be outraged at such blatant blasphemy, but sadly, most Christians here in America won’t say or do anything about it. They’ll continue to allow those who mock and ridicule God and Jesus Christ to get away with it.
Yet, if someone would have written a book depicting Allah in that manner, Muslims worldwide would be armed and searching for the author for such blasphemy and probably the publisher too.
That’s why I contend that if American Christians lived their faith as devoutly as most Muslims do, America would still be a Christian nation and we wouldn’t be experiencing many of the social and political problems that we face today. If American Christians lived their faith like Muslims do, Meg Rosoff would not be allowed to publish such a piece of trash and Washington Post book critic Ron Charles would probably be out of a job.
It’s America’s Christians who have sat silent for the past 50 years that are directly responsible for the downfall of our nation. They have allowed the vocal minority to push their perverted agendas to the point of abolishing any and all vestiges of Christianity from our government, schools, media and everyday lives.
And it’s America’s Christians who alone can save the nation from final and utter destruction. Read 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Engrave it in your heart and mind!
And then get off your righteous indignation and do something about saving our nation.