Sunday, December 11, 2011

Are you there, God? It's him, Eric Weiner. Read more:

From The Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh)

I came to Eric Weiner's "Man Seeks God" looking for a fight. But in the end, I didn't find the fight I was looking for; instead, I found an affable, candid, deeply thoughtful, sometimes ironic and funny soul, with whom I shared certain similarities (among them, we've read many of the same authors and we're both prodigious underliners).

What accounts for the proverbial chip on my shoulder? The author bio describes Mr. Weiner as "an agnostic by default." And I, as one of those freaks of modern society who still believes the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God, have a major disagreement with that premise. The Bible says that all humans are theists by default, and instead of seeking God, most are running from Him, filling their lives with distractions from Him, and/or worshiping humanistic distortions of Him.

Mr. Weiner, erstwhile NPR correspondent and author of the 2008 New York Times bestseller "The Geography of Bliss," is a self-described "grump," "gastronomical Jew" and "Confusionist." That means "confused -- deeply and profoundly -- when it comes to question of God and religion."

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