Emotionally very intense, but essentially an argument against a point of view that I don't have a connection to-- the idea that God is substantially inimical to people, but wants worship.
I was raised Jewish (the ethnicity took, the religion didn't), so I fear malevolent versions of Christianity, but I don't exactly hate them in quite the way that people who expect Christianity to be good seem to.
ETA: It may not be a coincidence that Chiang's "Seventy-Two Letters" is one of my favorites among his stories.
James Morrow (another sf author who spends... (read more)
It seems we have agreed that open threads will continue but that they will go in the Discussion section, so here's this month's thread.