By Jeff Chu

Does Jesus relatively Love Me?: A homosexual Christian's Pilgrimage looking for God in America is a component memoir and half investigative research that explores the explosive and complicated intersection of religion, politics, and sexuality in Christian America.

The quest to discover a solution is on the center of Does Jesus particularly Love Me?—a own trip of trust, an research, and a portrait of a religion and a state at odds via award-winning reporter Jeff Chu.

From Brooklyn to Nashville to California, from Westboro Baptist Church and their “God Hates Fags” protest symptoms, to the pioneering Episcopalian bishop Mary Glasspool—who announces a message of liberation and divine love, Chu captures religious snapshots of Christian the US at a notable second, whilst tensions among either side within the tradition wars have infrequently been higher.

Funny and heartbreaking, confusing and clever, Does Jesus relatively Love Me? is an highbrow, emotional, and non secular pilgrimage that unearths a state in crisis.

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Si eso es cierto, me podríais preguntar: ¿qué les sucede, entonces, a esas almas que no mueren? Pues bien, en algunos lugares de nuestro planeta creen que el alma se reencarna, es decir que pasa a vivir dentro del cuerpo de otra persona o animal. Y en otros rincones de la tierra, la gente cree que las almas viajan a un lugar llamado paraíso, donde viven para siempre contemplando a su dios. En los capítulos precedentes, hemos estado hablando sobre el primero de los dos grandes pilares en los que se apoyan casi todas las religiones: la existencia de dioses que crearon nuestro mundo y todo lo que existe.

O tan complicado como sacar diez mil caras seguidas al lanzar diez mil veces una moneda no trucada. Suena casi imposible, ¿verdad? Pero no lo es si pensamos, no en una persona lanzando una moneda, sino en miles de millones de personas lanzando cada una su moneda. Así, es posible que a alguna de esas personas le salieran diez mil caras seguidas. Pues bien, en el universo hay miles de millones de planetas. En el nuestro surgió la vida (diez mil caras) y es posible que en otros haya salido diez mil cruces, o cinco mil caras y cinco mil cruces alternas, o diez mil cantos… y que hayan brotado cosas también desconcertantes, apabullantes, hermosas o no, a las que se pueda llamar vida o no.

Supongo que, de haberlo hecho, algunas personas se habrían sentido ofendidas por mi petición, pero desde luego no hubiese sido mi intención herir. Sencillamente, habría hecho lo mismo que hago ante cualquier presunción de existencia: querer conocer. Dada la imposibilidad de presentarnos a sus dioses (con motivo), las personas religiosas suelen decirnos que lo que sí nos pueden enseñar son las múltiples maravillas de nuestro mundo. Como explicaré en el próximo capítulo, opino que la magnificencia y la asombrosa complejidad de nuestro planeta y del universo prueban la existencia de nuestro planeta y del universo, no la existencia de un creador misterioso.

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