What if you believed something your entire life, and then something comes up and makes your faith shake. Will you still be a believer of what you believe in? Or you would change your believes for something that it might be more rational? That what happened in the story “Star” When the atheist scientist get his believes in doubt, because of the planet that god destroyed so the three men can follow the lights that it produces and go meet Jesus. The scientist didn’t instantly believe in god, he did research and tried to discover what really happened, and that’s what really grabbed my attention.
“Judicium" is a historical fiction that deals with one of the most baffling Christian mysteries that is hotly debated until today.
The author’s observation was really interesting in the short story that I read, the author doesn’t get much into about him, or what his character believes in, he doesn’t reject the idea that shakes his believes. Instead, he observes, he does researches and try to figure out why, what really happened. I think that what I would have done, I was born in a Christian family, but the situation that I’ve been through in Syria, pushed me away from my believes. Right now, I don’t know what I am, and I don’t think the author knows what he is either, but we are going to find out eventually. His believes is so familiar to mine! While reading it, I can kind of understand what he’s going through and what’s he’s feeling and thinking. I think it’s weird that everybody believes something that they never saw.
What really grabbed my attention while reading this short story, is that the author didn’t put his opinion in the story, he stayed biased and let you decide whether the character should leave his believes or not. Even though he’s atheist, the author leaves the readers observe and decide for themselves. I don’t know about you, but that is pretty hard to do while writing a story that you’re actually have your own opinion and believes that oppose it, and write in a way that doesn't show you're biased. his style and tone were flawless, the story main purpose was to entertain and tell us what's the main idea is, and the author did a very good job at it. The Christian thriller "Judicium" is an enjoyable read for people of all ages as well as for believers and non-believers alike.
His characters are well-developed and his choice of words is apt and lyrical. It is also obvious that he has done his research and knows his subject well. At a time when novel is a compelling read and is rich in historical facts.
The pace of how he wrote the story is very well organized, he writes in a way that keeps the readers’ attention focus on what he has to say next. You’ll never get bored while you’re reading this story.
The way he described his information and event wasn’t planned the night before. The author spent nights thinking about the perfect way to organize his ideas and thoughts in a perfect form for the reader to absorb anything he has to say. The author did a good job saying what he wanted to say, his words were okay.
Over all, the story was really well written, organized, and the words were written very carefully. The story is really enjoyable to read, it the kind of stories that leaves you hanging at the end and makes you wonder about life.
Arthur C. Clarke exceeds all expectations by writing this magnificent short story about a group of scientists that are sent to the outer space to find the sole reason for the explosion of the Nebula Supernova. However, when they arrive, they engross in a heated debate of whether or not the priest is right in his assumptions. Speechless by what they find, the group finally notices the amount of destruction caused by the explosion. Not only that, but what makes most of us readers baffled is when he mentions the existence of another life on those planets that has extinct, the thing that results in the passenger’s depression.
It’s outstanding how he manages to manipulate the use of archetypes in his story in writing his assumptions about the outer space and its contents, where he draws an elaborate picture of what lies behind the planets of our solar system, then argues about the existence of a god and his motives towards his creation and whether it’s for his own pleasure or for our benefit.
Although, some people may have pointed out that it contained a great deal of emotional evocation that’s filled with hints that force the reader to observe the cruelty of god if he truly did exist, which might have infuriated some religiously strict people that categorized it as a story written with an Atheistic perspective (despite of him being a priest!!!) for the sole reason to offend God. On the contrary, the story delivers a certain message that relate to most of us on the concept of life.
All in all, despite being a science fiction, the story contains a great deal of persuasiveness and sensory details that the writer manages to create by the variety of philosophical influences which makes it appeal to most audience.