If Heaven Isn’t Real
Why Worry About It
They may not believe Heaven is for Real but academic heavy hitters are lining up to take a swing at Colton Burpo.
Susan Jacoby, for one, suggested the American public’s infatuation with his book proves they are immature minded and this isn’t a new trend for her. In a February 2008 article she referred to the same group as “dunces.”
About Colton’s book, she quips, “only in America could a book like this be classified as nonfiction.”
I’m not sure if “immature” represents an improvement or is the reason she thinks we are dumb, but you get the feeling things would change if we would just read a few books on Reason – starting with her’s, of course. She’s written several and you could almost map the road to reprobation in the titles:
- Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism – 2004.
- The Age of American Unreason – 2008.
Not that that matters to her. She doesn’t believe and is proud to say so.
The real issue is, Colton’s book has sold over a million copies – and counting – and is breaking all the records at Thomas Nelson publishers. And, as a non materialistic atheist, who apparently doesn’t appreciate people suggesting she or her kind writes books for money, she doesn’t hesitate to suggest the Burpo’s did just that, accusingly, as if there is something wrong with making money.
Her cynicism doesn’t slur it gushes arterially.
I will say that it’s good she doesn’t write for profit because her books don’t sell that well. [Read more…]