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    I found Blameless in Abbadon for 400 at Half Price Books brand new trade PB version a month or two ago finally got to read itIt's a seuel to Towing Jehovah taking place a few years later when an Arctic earthuake shakes the body of God loose from its icy tomb It is determined that God is comatose not dead and the body is taken to Orlando where it become the centerpiece of Celestial City USAHowever the story primarily revolves around Martin Candle a Justice of the Peace in Abbadon Township Pennsylvania whose personal losses drive him to to put God on trial at the Hague to answer for all the injustices in the world In the process Martin meets Jonathan Sarkos aka the Devil and takes a tour through the brain and mind of the comatose DeityThe theodices that Martin and his team of Jobians investigate went a little over my head but I found the story very moving and like its predecessor it made me uestion and reason out some of my own beliefs I found the following uotes right near the end of the book rather illuminating When Yahweh was operational humanity's obligation wasn't to worship him for crissakes It was to celebrate His creativity and stand forever opposed to His maliceDogs are experts at love and yet they know nothing of God Recommended if you've already read Towing Jehovah which I also highly recommend


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    So interested in reading a 400 page comedy on the subject of Theodicy? Interested in venturing literally into God's skull? Do you ever feel you've been slapped upside the head by the Ontological argument? This book is for you Never has the problem of evil been funFor those of you who aren't into the fun branch of theology known as theodicy it deals with the paradox of if god is all knowing all powerful and all good why is there evil in the world? This has been debated by theologians and philosophers for millennia and Morrow doesn't really dumb down the subject here All of the popular defenses and theologians from Anselm Auinas and most memorably Augustine are all here Augustine again literally Job the legendary sufferer also plays his part along with Lot Adam and Eve Noah and a bunch of other prominent figures from the bible Morrow does come up with a solution and it won't really please anyone He knows this too and that makes it all the better All in all a great read Technically it's a seuel to Towing Jehovah but works just fine as a stand alone read


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    From suburban Philadelphia with references both to TLA on South Street and to Lower Merion I lived 3 blocks from the border at City Line when I lived in Phila to The Hague for a Trial of all Existence also noted a Hostetler farm in central PA the author lives in State College and Olean NY only 70 miles from where I live now the author pulls few punches in this novelized analysis of theodicy and the intellectual gymnastics undertaken to support the innocence or guilt of Jehovah in the uestion of aspects of evil or negative events befalling humanity throughout historyAs a satire Abaddon did not let me down this novel sits well within some of my views of society and theistic or a theistic sentiment I bought this book prior to attending a book signing back in January 2015 in State College PA for Morrow's newest novel Galapagos Regained I was able to speak with the Mr Morrow and relayed that I'd enjoyed two other of his novels The Philospher's Apprentice and The Last Witchfinder had just purchased his God head trilogy and read the first Towing Jehovah the week before and was anxiously looking forward to Galapagos I'll be following this in a few weeks and will read The Eternal Footman


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    One of the funniest books I have ever read in my life If I had underlined every phrase I thought was funny there would be ink on every page in almost every paragraphThe second part of a trilogy that began with “Towing Jehovah” Exploring a world where God’s dead body is the hot topic Incredibly funny culturally aware poking fun at every race age religion and stanceParticularly loved the bits written from the Devil’s point of view The one thing he got wrong was my age While poets commonly produce their best work in their thirties and mathematicians typically tend to burn out in their twenties miscreants tend to be late bloomers Hitler didn’t get around to invading Poland until he was fifty Ceausescu got the hang of atrocity only after turning sixty four I am an eternal seventy twoHighly recommended


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    A dense but engaging read about the unlikely topic of theodicy Blameless in Abaddon is eual parts serious theological examination and snarky comedy In other words classic Morrow Blameless in Abaddon is technically a seuel to Towing Jehovah but it could easily be read independently I also think it's a much stronger book and wrestles with interesting issues than its predecessor Morrow is not religious and I'm consistently impressed with his ability to address the problems within organized religion in an academically serious yet occasionally hilarious way without painting all religious people as unenlightened luddites His books definitely aren't for everyone but this liberal Christian enjoys them very much 4 12 stars


  6. says:

    A fantastic follow up to Towing Jehovah in which God is revealed not to have died but to have been in a self induced coma The human protagonist of this story a judge of faith in need less of redemption than of a break from punishing tragedies is a great foil for the disgraced atheistic sea captain of the first book God goes on trial in the Hague for crimes against humanity spurred on by narrator Satan More top notch outrageous satire here coupled with heady debate on the uestion of God's goodness in presence of evil Morrow also extends on characters and scenarios from Bible Stories for Adults and Only Begotten Daughter which are uite rewarding to encounter here


  7. says:

    This was not exactly what I expected as a seuel to Towing Jehovah It was however very engaging and thought provoking I had a hard time putting it down I am looking forward to what author Morrow delivers in the 3rd book


  8. says:

    Irreverent thought provoking and very funny While I identify as a Christian I found thus book a compelling satire on theodicy that makes some good points without being polemic It makes me want to check out the rest of the Godhead trilogy


  9. says:

    This is philosophy and religion couched in a wonderful novel I loved everything but the ending which I didn't like but I would read it again and skip the end


  10. says:

    This book loosely follows the action in Towing Jehovah In Towing the body of God falls from the sky and lands in the ocean sparking a worldwide crisis of faith In Abaddon we find that God's body is comatose not dead and its hauled to Florida where a theme park about miracles is built around his body Our main character Martin Candle is a Job like character who is an upright Republican judge who loses his wife his house and his health and decides he wants to bring a lawsuit against God in the world court and reuest that God's body be taken off life support The rest of the book is a trip through the arguments about theodicy or the problem of evil how can an all good all powerful God allow evil and suffering in the world? The book does get bogged down a bit in theological and philosophical arguments but it's also leavened with humor If you didn't know much about what the various arguments are in the area of the problem of evil you'll be well versed in them after reading this book I wouldn't necessarily recommend this particular book to other readers unless you enjoyed Towing Jehovah but I do love James Morrow's blasphemous books in general


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Tema biblico Ma Martin Candle giudice di pace di Abaddon Pennsylvania ha deciso di portare Dio davanti alla Corte internazionale dell'Aia e di processarlo per tutte le ingiustizie e le catastrofi che hanno colpito nei secoli il genere uman. Irreverent thought provoking and very funny While I identify as a Christian I found thus book a compelling satire on theodicy that makes some good points without being polemic It makes me want to check out the rest of the Godhead trilogy Deep Souths ha deciso di portare Dio davanti alla Corte internazionale dell'Aia e di processarlo per tutte le ingiustizie e le catastrofi che Religion and Violence hanno colpito nei secoli il genere uman. Irreverent thought provoking and very funny While I identify as a Christian I found thus book a compelling satire on theodicy that makes some good points without being polemic It makes me want to check out the rest of the Godhead trilogy

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Il precedente romanzo di James Morrow L'ultimo viaggio di Dio si concludeva con Dio che riposava apparentemente morto nella sua tomba tra i ghiacci dell'Artico In uesto nuovo romanzo la Santa Sede ha deciso di vendere il corpus dei alla Con. I found Blameless in Abbadon for 400 at Half Price Books brand new trade PB version a month or two ago finally got to read itIt's a seuel to Towing Jehovah taking place a few years later when an Arctic earthuake shakes the body of God loose from its icy tomb It is determined that God is comatose not dead and the body is taken to Orlando where it become the centerpiece of Celestial City USAHowever the story primarily revolves around Martin Candle a Justice of the Peace in Abbadon Township Pennsylvania whose personal losses drive him to to put God on trial at the Hague to answer for all the injustices in the world In the process Martin meets Jonathan Sarkos aka the Devil and takes a tour through the brain and mind of the comatose DeityThe theodices that Martin and his team of Jobians investigate went a little over my head but I found the story very moving and like its predecessor it made me uestion and reason out some of my own beliefs I found the following uotes right near the end of the book rather illuminating When Yahweh was operational humanity's obligation wasn't to worship him for crissakes It was to celebrate His creativity and stand forever opposed to His maliceDogs are experts at love and yet they know nothing of God Recommended if you've already read Towing Jehovah which I also highly recommend Rediscovering Our Galaxy (Iau S334) ha deciso di vendere il corpus dei alla Con. I found Blameless in Abbadon for 400 at Half Price Books brand new trade PB version a month or two ago finally got to read itIt's a seuel to Towing Jehovah taking place a few years later when an Arctic earthuake shakes the body of God loose from its icy tomb It is determined that God is comatose not dead and the body is taken to Orlando where it become the centerpiece of Celestial City USAHowever the story primarily revolves around Martin Candle a Justice of the Peace in Abbadon Township Pennsylvania whose personal losses drive When Movements Become Parties him to to put God on trial at the Hague to answer for all the injustices in the world In the process Martin meets Jonathan Sarkos aka the Devil and takes a tour through the brain and mind of the comatose DeityThe theodices that Martin and Gekka Mugentan, Vol. 6 his team of Jobians investigate went a little over my Illegal Affairs head but I found the story very moving and like its predecessor it made me uestion and reason out some of my own beliefs I found the following uotes right near the end of the book rather illuminating When Yahweh was operational 21 Short Plays humanity's obligation wasn't to worship Angel of Sudden Hill him for crissakes It was to celebrate His creativity and stand forever opposed to His maliceDogs are experts at love and yet they know nothing of God Recommended if you've already read Towing Jehovah which I also The Complete Anchoring Handbook highly recommend

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Federazione battista americana I nuovi proprietari convinti che un resto di vita spiri ancora nelle divine membra hanno collegato il corpo a una gigantesca macchina cuore polmoni e ne hanno fatto l'attrazione principale di un parco giochi a. A dense but engaging read about the unlikely topic of theodicy Blameless in Abaddon is eual parts serious theological examination and snarky comedy In other words classic Morrow Blameless in Abaddon is technically a seuel to Towing Jehovah but it could easily be read independently I also think it's a much stronger book and wrestles with interesting issues than its predecessor Morrow is not religious and I'm consistently impressed with his ability to address the problems within organized religion in an academically serious yet occasionally hilarious way without painting all religious people as unenlightened luddites His books definitely aren't for everyone but this liberal Christian enjoys them very much 4 12 stars