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This is a fantastic, thoughtful exploration of religion, it's purpose and possibilities.
It's also a message about society, psychology and unconditional love.
At first, it appeared to be a cynical view, but as I read, I detected more neutrality and it actually revealed itself to me as a diplomatic and moving story that motivates people from all beliefs to reexamine the meaning of their practices.
One of my favorite scifi shorts ever.
I love the author, I love the way this Novella is written and I love the idea.
original and disturbing.
The existence of God has been scientifically proven and people know heaven and hell are real.
But is it God a merciful being, or is he not? You know he exists but do you want to have faith in him? Love him? Because if you don’t you are going to hell.
And what if your beloved partner goes to heaven but you don’t love God so you’re going to hell? Are you sure you want to spend the eternity separated? Wow.
makes you think, right?
This world is amazing, disturbing, chaotic.
Religion doesn’t mean what it means in our world because religion here is tangible.
You know how things are, the point 6.
One of my all time favorite short stories.
I had not read any of Ted Chiang's work before readign this story and now I am trying to get everything he has ever written.
This is a powerful, emotional story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION.
Ted Chiang is great at crafting worlds which function by different fundamental rules.
This adheres wonderfully to that expectation.
This is like as if an atheist had written C S Lewis' "The Great Divorce".
Religion is objectively and obviously real.
God is omnipotent, demands love, is not just or merciful, but is benevolent sometimes.
Hell exists, but is not much different from Earth in most respects.
The story follows the actions of a nondevout man who was married to a devout woman.
She was (spoilers) brutally killed in an angel visitation, and went to heaven.
Now the only way for him to ever see her again is to genuinely love her murderer God.
Anyway just read/listen to it.
Tt its really short and its awesome.
Perhaps, he thought, it would be better to live in a story where the righteous were rewarded and the sinners were punished, even if the criteria for righteousness and sinfulness eluded him, than to live in a reality where there was no justice at all.
An interesting story, to say the least.
It's almost entirely allegorical in nature in that it is a presentation of ideas on the motivations for divine devotion, religious pursuit, and the nature of God.
It's classified as a science fiction story though a more applicable label would be 'alternate Earth' or even weird fiction.
The setting is one of modern earth where God's work is evident and visible as angels present themselves to people in the divine light of heaven.
Their pre ¼ Hell is the Absence of God ¼ Another short story included in the book Stories of Your Life and Others, this one is one of my more favorite stories in this collection.
Another thought provoker, which many of the stories in this book seem to be, it explores a world where God is proven to be real, angels do exist and appear to the general public frequently, causing both miracles and mayhem at each appearance, and hell is also real and can often be seen by those still living.
Souls also visably go to heaven or go to hell when someone dies, so all friends and relatives know where there love oned will spent eternity.
In such a wo Another wonderful piece of flash fiction by Ted Chiang.
In this short story, the existence of Heaven and Hell does not require faith as Angels visit earth and you can see souls ascend towards the light or darkness.
The story captures the "issues" that arise from angelical visitors.
I have mentioned elsewhere the surprising dearth of Christian studies about miracles (https://www.
This story by Ted Chiang goes a long way to filling that much needed gap in the market for religious thought.
It is just about the most complete analysis of the subjectin a quasiSocratic dialoguethat one could hope to find this side of the Last Judgment.
Chiang quite correctly prefers the more precise term of ‘visitation’ to that of miracle.
This emphasises the role of intermediaries between the infinite, and therefore the infinitely remote, divinity and the finite, and therefore contemptible, universe.
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