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Wednesday, February 02, 2005


James Albert

I'm a little puzzled...

On one hand, you express concern about your Christian walk, and on the other hand, you mention you loved the Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters, which is not only seeded with hostile anti-Christian sentiments, but ends with open heresy.

To refeshen your memory, the Mummy Case leaves off with Amelia Peabody expressing sadness about the loss of the "missing gospel of Thomas" which supposedly shows that Jesus Christ had been married with children!

And just to make sure the reader gets the message, Amelia muses how a believer would be willing to kill in order to suppress the "truth" from getting out.

And not to be outdone, Amelia's beloved Emerson asks if Thomas desribes the "trick the disciples played on the Romans, to make them believe a man had risen from the dead" and ponders whether "Jesus was married and the father of children."

Ok. Though a Christian, I wouldn't expect Elizabeth Peters to have her main characters become Evangelical Bible-believing saints. Afterall, her series is about Egypt and tends to be respectful of the Muslim faith. But...I certainly wouldn't have expeced her to be so openly hostile, insulting, and disrespectful to the Christian faith.

Didn't the anti-Christian rhectoric that's laced throughout the Mummy Case bother YOU?

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