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About God in "Raven's Peak"

Discuss the April 2017 Book of the Month, Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole.

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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#31 by James Craft
» 11 Apr 2017, 07:16

dhomespot wrote:It did not bother me having God as "she". I look at it as a personal preference. God is also known as Alpha and Omega. My opinion is that we will not know until we get to where we are going.


Yeah, it isn't something we can know or necessarily need to know, so it comes back to personal beliefs.
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#32 by reneareviews
» 11 Apr 2017, 08:48

That struck me as odd because I always assumed God to be "gender-less" in a way. This of course is my own personal assumption not backed up by anything. I just always assumed that he is mostly referred to as a "he" the same way people in a whole are referred to as "man" or "mankind". I really wanted an explanation just to have something new to think about.
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#33 by kandscreeley
» 11 Apr 2017, 08:59

reneareviews wrote:That struck me as odd because I always assumed God to be "gender-less" in a way. This of course is my own personal assumption not backed up by anything. I just always assumed that he is mostly referred to as a "he" the same way people in a whole are referred to as "man" or "mankind". I really wanted an explanation just to have something new to think about.


It's an interesting thought. If you are coming from the Christian point of view, Jesus Christ is obviously a he as he was a man. God the father, though... Well, I've always thought about him as a he, but... I don't know.
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#34 by LivreAmour217
» 13 Apr 2017, 10:53

Rinsola-Usman wrote:I believe they were referring to Krishna. Because Haatim also mentioned Krishna when banishing the demon with the prayers his father father thought him.


Interesting theory! I think that it's easy to forget that the story incorporates many religions.
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#35 by Chitopogi
» 14 Apr 2017, 00:26

Aldonza wrote When Arthur and Frieda mentioned God they always said "she". Why "she"? What do you think?
I wonder maybe Council and Hunter's Order believe in the Aramaic Holy Spirit? :eusa-think:

Since God is a spirit there may be no gender attached to God. But since in the bible, God prefers He rather than She. May be some religions would rather refer to God as She?
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#36 by Amagine
» 14 Apr 2017, 06:25

Chitopogi wrote:Aldonza wrote When Arthur and Frieda mentioned God they always said "she". Why "she"? What do you think?
I wonder maybe Council and Hunter's Order believe in the Aramaic Holy Spirit? :eusa-think:

Since God is a spirit there may be no gender attached to God. But since in the bible, God prefers He rather than She. May be some religions would rather refer to God as She?


I know there are definitely people who believe God to be female. There are also groups that believe him to be genderless. It's just interesting how everyone has a different belief on what God looks like. Honestly it's kind of pointless to think about. He is beyond human comprehension.
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#37 by cherryalakei
» 28 Apr 2017, 13:28

I honestly was wondering this too. I was actually kind of hoping they were going to expand on that, but perhaps that will be in the next book. I think it's interesting though, and could add something to the story. I'd definitely be interested in hearing more about that.
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#38 by John Cand
» 16 Jun 2017, 17:41

I would like to see how the author develops the theology in the series because he seems to use a biblical demon but not the biblical God who is a Father (obviously He)
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#39 by ReviewerDiksha
» 28 Jul 2017, 10:22

Maybe this means that further down the line, maybe God herself(as stated in the book) will make an appearance. I mean, in general, God is considered to be a male entity. The author chose to specify the gender which means there must be a reason why the Council goes with 'She' while the rest of the world is at 'He'.
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#40 by bookiegalke
» 31 Jul 2017, 11:38

I also think they believe in the Aramaic spirit
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Re: About God in "Raven's Peak"

Post Number:#41 by fayetino
» 09 Aug 2017, 01:58

That just confused me to no end. I would have realky wanted an explanation. I really enjoyed this book but I would have wanted the religion to be a bigger part of the first book instead of just demon hunting
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