Apparently, Canadian "Christian" writing is putrid, festering crap. How else to explain this:
The Spiritual Brain shortlisted for three Write! Canada awards
According to today's release from The Word Guild, The Spiritual Brain: A neuroscientist's case for the existence of the soul is shortlisted in Book-Culture, Book-General Readership, and Book-Leadership/ Theoretical, in the Canadian Christian Writing Awards.
That would be the book that was so thoroughly and savagely eviscerated thusly, which would lead one to conclude that Christian literature in Canada is horrifically craptacular if Denyse O'Leary's appalling rubbish manages to make it onto the short list in three (count 'em, three!) different categories.
Canadian Christians should be embarrassed. If you're a Catholic, you might want to get a head start on that guilt.
FREE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: As hard as I tried, I was unable to resist e-mailing the following note to the good folks at The Word Guild:
It has come to my attention that the book, "The Spiritual Brain", by Denyse O'Leary and Mario Beauregard, has been shortlisted for the upcoming "Write! Canada" awards in three categories.
As a regular critic of Ms. O'Leary and her scientifically illiterate nonsense, all I can say is, yes, please, dear God, let her win in all three categories. Given that that book is such utterly worthless rubbish:
you have no idea of the entertainment value that will be unleashed if you decide that that book represents the pinnacle -- the creme de la creme, if you will -- of Canadian Christian writing. Trust me, if that book captures any awards, the amusement value will last for months.
Respectfully and atheistically yours,
I'll keep you posted.
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