Dewey’s Read-A-Thon 2012 (Hours 7 – 11)

Location: Back porch
Books Completed: 0
Pages Read: 402
Current Read: Thirst Book 1 by Christopher Pike

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I am a bit of a masochist at heart for I cannot seem to lay this book aside in favor of another.  I’ve finished the second of the three stories and actually came away with some worthwhile quotes.  Mr. Pike you have not completely disappointed me.

“Mortals have always exaggerated the difference between hate and love.”

“The opposite of love is not hate.  It is indifference.  That is why so few people find God.  They go to church and talk about him and that sort of thing.  They may even go out and evangelize and try to win converts.  But in their hearts, if they are honest with themselves, they are indifferent to him because they cannot see him.  God is too abstract for people.  God is a word without meaning.  If Jesus came back today, nothing he said would make any sense to those who wait for him.  They would be the first ones to kill him again.”

“Faith is a mysterious quality,” he says.  “On the surface it seems foolhardy – to trust so completely in something you don’t know is true.  But I think that trust, for most people vanishes when death stands at the doorstep.  Because death is bigger than human beliefs.  It wipes them all away.  If you study a dead Jew or a dead Christian or a dead Hindu or a dead Buddhist – they all look the same.  They all smell the same, after a while.  For that reason I think true faith is a gift.  You cannot decide to have it.  God gives it to you or he doesn’t give it to you.”

For this break I decided to stop by Fictionally Inclined and participate in the quote challenge.  It seemed fitting considering the above.  🙂  On to that last story!

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    alitareads said,

    I used to DEVOUR Christopher Pike’s books when I was a kid. I’ve been hesitant to try them again now that I’m older, but perhaps I should!

    Hope you’re having a great readathon!


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