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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

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Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum.

Then, in her late 30's, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down--the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.

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  • ISBN2350000000677
  • ITEM CODEU00115B
  • PUBLISHERCrown & Covenant Publications
  • FORMATPaperback
  • AUDIENCEAdult

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deeply damaging writing by a very lost individual

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The following two sentences tell you everything you need to know about the author. "...after my [childhood] best friend confessed to having sex with our parish priest. Years later, I learned through a newspaper article that my mom found that Father P had had sex with a lot of children". This woman is unable to distinguish ''sex'' from ''rape''. In the first sentence, by using the word ''confessed'', the author places all responsibility and blame for this crime squarely on THE VICTIM - a child who was raped by an adult in a position of power. In the second sentence, by referring to serial rape of children as ''having sex'', the author betrays her ignorance of what ''having sex'' is, by using the term as if it applies in any way to rape. This is significant to one of the premises the book centers around. The mental and emotional impact for a lesbian of sexual intercourse with a man (even if the man is her husband and she gives him clear verbal consent) is similar to that of rape or non-consensual sex. However, since her religion and firmly-held convictions oblige her to engage in heterosexual sex and to think of it as ''having sex'' regardless of any discomfort or physical/mental/emotional damage, of course she would be unable to see the difference between rape and ''having sex''. It's interesting how although the author states she had felt attraction to women, not once does she clearly state feeling sexual attraction to any man. (Even though she insists that she magically transformed from a homosexual to a heterosexual). This author is a very lost individual and I would discourage anyone from reading this book or taking it seriously. In addition, I believe she should NEVER be allowed to adopt or foster children, given her ambiguous attitude towards child rape by religious leaders.