Friends don't let friends read "The Shack"

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Friends don't let friends read "The Shack"

Post by Lausten » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:59 pm

http://winter60.blogspot.com/2010/09/shack.html

As I state in my introduction, I offer this review as a public service. I know most of the regulars here were smart enough to not buy this book at all, or even borrow it, or even read the blurbs on the back cover, but I continue to hope that there are a few people out there who can honor the traditions of the past and bring some of that light into the modern world. William P. Young is not one of those people.
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Post by Speculater » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:21 pm

My sister lent me that book, she's a super evangelical... so it's way on the back burner, thanks for the this public service! I can now say I read it :-)
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Re: Friends don't let friends read "The Shack"

Post by Pyrrho » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:28 am

Acquaintance of mine is reading it aloud to her husband who refuses to read it.
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Re: Friends don't let friends read "The Shack"

Post by fromthehills » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:04 am

Pyrrho wrote:Acquaintance of mine is reading it aloud to her husband who refuses to read it.
Really? That seems like a bad deal to me. That's what power tools, and cigars are made for.

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Post by sammythebull » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:14 am

fromthehills wrote:
Pyrrho wrote:Acquaintance of mine is reading it aloud to her husband who refuses to read it.
Really? That seems like a bad deal to me. That's what power tools, and cigars are made for.
Well said fromthehills.... :lol:

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Post by Chachacha » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:17 am

Read both reviews. All I can say is: never ceases to amaze me that people believe this stuff.

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Post by Chachacha » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:18 am

Pyrrho wrote:Acquaintance of mine is reading it aloud to her husband who refuses to read it.
One of the reasons God made divorce.

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Post by fromthehills » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:25 am

God made cigars and power tools so we could have peace without divorce!

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Post by Chachacha » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:34 am

fromthehills wrote:God made cigars and power tools so we could have peace without divorce!
Okay, I believe you, but I don't understand how it works. You are trying to relax, watch T.V., read, or go to sleep, when a theoretical significant other accosts you and begins reading to you from a book which you have made clear you do not want to read or hear read: how do you use the cigar and power tools?

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Post by fromthehills » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:50 am

You say "hold on, I'll be right back. I just realized what I need to finish that project I told you about." Then you walk out to the shop, there's a fridge out there. Grab a beer. Turn on some music. Light a cigar, and sit it on a work bench ( I don't smoke 'em ) Then stand by a tool, just in case she walks in. Pretend you don't notice, and fire up the saw, or what have you. You "work" until about 11:30, then go to bed without showering. Of course, you have to get up pretty early, and go out to the shop to show some progress. It's all very functional. As long as you don't appear to be relaxing, you usually have good standing.

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Post by vanderpoel » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:54 am

The only thing my wife ever read me is the Riot Act.
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Re: Friends don't let friends read "The Shack"

Post by Major Malfunction » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:30 am

Because you pee on the carpet? I suppose that's justified.

Lausten, not even on my list, so no fear. I generally only read classic sci-fi procured in second-hand bookshops.

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I gave the Missus Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus as a gift, once. She wanted me to read it to her.

I didn't, she didn't read it herself, and I have a much better girlfriend.
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Post by Chachacha » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:26 pm

fromthehills wrote:You say "hold on, I'll be right back. I just realized what I need to finish that project I told you about." Then you walk out to the shop, there's a fridge out there. Grab a beer. Turn on some music. Light a cigar, and sit it on a work bench ( I don't smoke 'em ) Then stand by a tool, just in case she walks in. Pretend you don't notice, and fire up the saw, or what have you. You "work" until about 11:30, then go to bed without showering. Of course, you have to get up pretty early, and go out to the shop to show some progress. It's all very functional. As long as you don't appear to be relaxing, you usually have good standing.
Ahhhh. Got it. Thank you. I never thought of using cigar smoke as a woman-repellent the same way you use one of those circular-smokey-thingies to repel misquitos, but it would work for me! Same thing with the noise of the power tools.

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Post by fromthehills » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:14 pm

Major Malfunction wrote:
Fromthehills, The Shed is a male institution.

:lol: Exactly!

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Re: Friends don't let friends read "The Shack"

Post by fromthehills » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:37 pm

Chachacha wrote:
fromthehills wrote:You say "hold on, I'll be right back. I just realized what I need to finish that project I told you about." Then you walk out to the shop, there's a fridge out there. Grab a beer. Turn on some music. Light a cigar, and sit it on a work bench ( I don't smoke 'em ) Then stand by a tool, just in case she walks in. Pretend you don't notice, and fire up the saw, or what have you. You "work" until about 11:30, then go to bed without showering. Of course, you have to get up pretty early, and go out to the shop to show some progress. It's all very functional. As long as you don't appear to be relaxing, you usually have good standing.
Ahhhh. Got it. Thank you. I never thought of using cigar smoke as a woman-repellent the same way you use one of those circular-smokey-thingies to repel mosquitoes, but it would work for me! Same thing with the noise of the power tools.
I like to rent romantic comedies from netflix, too. Pop one of those in, then go out to the shop. You get at least a couple hours of relaxation out of one of those, you can even sit down. That's when I pull up a wiring schematic, or a plan of some kind on the computer. I show it to her and try to explain it while the movie's on. She gives me dirty looks, and I say "I'm going to give this a shot." Then I have a reason to bring the computer out with me, and I come talk to you folks. I think it's the secret to a long term marriage.

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Re: Friends don't let friends read "The Shack"

Post by Lausten » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:14 am

That's when I pull up a wiring schematic, or a plan of some kind on the computer. I show it to her and try to explain it while the movie's on.
Brilliant.
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Post by Major Malfunction » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:24 am

Ye olde Boss Button.
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