Pangea, thirty, do not like religion. He mocked the believers, their faith, their rituals, and hates most of all churches and their clergy. He dies and finds, to his surprise, admitted to Paradise, where he began a series of amazing discoveries. Imagine instead a Garden of Eden that we forgot to maintain for 2000 years, angels who get drunk to forget their asexuality, a total absence of other elected officials to share eternity, incredible reality hell and a Creator who does not want to deal with humanity. The young man refuses his fate when he learns that he is the first to be admitted for more than two thousand years and that there are no women here High or companions, someone to share his hopes of eternal life . Ranging from surprise to surprise, he began a long quest and realizes that he can rely on himself, that God exists or not.
Moon On the Roof
March 1, 2012
17 € 10
First, I thank the editor for allowing me to discover this amazing book.
I pull this book a little confused. The story is well done, rising crescendo over the final pages with enough explosive and narcotic.
The pen of the author is efficient, smooth and came to believe me to be myself in this Eden he describes with great magnificence.
But the biggest plus point of this book, it's the characters.
Pangea already. Milf fairly commonplace character as physics, it is deeply atheist and has no qualms to mock his fellow believers. For Pangea does not believe in God and hate the Church proclaims loud and clear that this is all a huge hoax to some members of the clergy to get rich on the backs of poor gullible.
It is not surprise then to find the Garden of Eden, to Elected qualified and meeting God.
God, too, is surprisingly described. Without actual appearance, which seems coherent to me, it is far from the Supreme Being without fear and without blemish. No, God admits he was wrong with humanity, admits he wanted to give up, to retire. But most astonishing is his thought. God admits that he has no control over the Church, who does not speak in his name, since he did not ask. He said that he wished to speak to men, He would send prophets, as it has already done.
I myself am an atheist. I do not believe in God, but I like to think of a paradise after death.
I recognized a lot Pangea. Like him, I believe that the Bible is written by men for men book. That the Church is not really a model for believers to take both the corruption and ineptitude reigns (not type!)
This is only my opinion, and I respect the desire of others' beliefs, whether Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or Muslim.
So, this reading has me intrigued. As a man who slandered God on his life, which continues after his death, and did nothing special throughout his life for others it may be elected after 2000 years without another man is authorized in Eden.
How can it be considered for access to all that God promises him (sorry, I do not want the book spoiler)
I did not capture the moral of this novel at this level, I admit. Because it remains obscure. Especially the end
Nevertheless, this book is interesting for the questions it raises. For Pangea do not hesitate to ask those questions that everyone has asked at least once: If God is so powerful, why? Why let people die like that? Earth collapse? Why do nothing?
A keen friend of theology has an answer for this: free will.
Certainly .... God gave us free will. But if it really is so perfect and so omniscient, how could he give us the poisoned gift, knowing that this man will?
I would go even further: if God really created man, and he has made in his image, why he had left to wear hand, the fruit of knowledge? And why punish him for wanting to be like him?
A little like leaving a hungry child in front of a chocolate bar prohibiting him from touching it. Do not you see a certain sadism?
This is all his inconsistencies point the author of the finger, and this is the point that I found most interesting in this book.
The second interesting point is the choice of Pangea. While it could benefit from an eternity of happiness, why have so many want to go back to Hell (on Earth, so)?
The reasons cited by the author have appeared to me interesting and consistent. An eternity of contemplation and happiness against a multitude of lives of passion, happiness, fear, love, emotion ... whatever!
At first, I hated Pangea to refuse the gift that he had. Did he do not realize how lucky it is offered? But advancing in my reading, I finally settle down in his thinking.
Yes, life is not easy. We suffer, we cry, but we also know of great joy, of love, and that alone deserves clip.
Do get this book without a second thought. It is not a theological debate, nor a denigration of paradise. Just a very nice story about the free will of Pangea and the consequences of these acts.