Saturday, May 7, 2016

Injustice Book Review: God, Robot

It is time for another book review. Cower not, fierce reader! For our tome this time is the recent anthology God, Robot from Castalia House. Now, being an anthology, the cause of Injustice would normally be more difficult to endarken, but this is a shared history anthology, each story building on previous ones, complete with a framing story.

To begin our list of infamous acts, the book is not just science fiction, but advocates throughout for Christianity. Theobots are created to assist in churches, the first problem encountered is the problem of logic versus evidence, and the flaws of building a philosophical Christianity without evidence in the way of testimony. It is then found that the "three laws" of Asimovian robotics are incompatible with the Two Laws of theobots. The Two Laws of theobots are as such: 1.You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your soul, heart, mind, and strength; and 2.Love your neighbor as yourself. We also see atheists unable to comprehend the implications of theological ideas until they unfold, and ignorant of the culture created by different disciplines of Christianity.

Vox Day himself penned one of these tales, and it displays the hazards when one designed and disciplined for God becomes the law, and gains the power over life and death.  John C. Wright adds to his crimes against Social Justice by presenting  a tale that starts out hopeful, but ultimately inverts itself after a sacrifice, perverting the whole of it to Injustice. And his wife, L. Jagi Lamplighter, grants us a vision of revenge being enacted, and then abandoned for the cause of redemption. Mr. Joshua Young grants us a tale of spiritual crisis among the Merge, a race where the two laws were grafted into human DNA.

While this anthology only commits the act of treating Christianity not only as serious, but correct, it does so consistently, and with tales  to terrify the heart of the Socially Just. In fact, the writing is so scandalous as to cause me to overlook it's lack of other crimes against Social Justice, though some if it's authors are crime enough.

Nine of ten fell deeds.

When you play Social Justice, the world loses.

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