just finished …

I just finished this very interesting and disturbing piece from the author of Into Thin Air and Into the WildFundamentalism of all kinds (Christian, Mormon, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.) scares the crap out of me!!! 

I have a hard time understanding people that see the world in absolute terms.  So many want the world in black and white terms.  I sense this desire for a narrative that makes the world into nothing more than us vs. them, good vs. evil, citizens vs. immigrants, blacks vs. whites, saints vs. sinners … The thing is that from where I sit, everything is a million shades of gray.  Believe me, my life would be a lot easier if it actually was a LOT more black and white than it is, but I just can't see it that way.  I can't make my mind work that way.  And I guess, ultimately, I'm grateful that my mind doesn't work that way …

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  1. Definitely a scary book. I guess Mormonism is no weirder than other religions when you get down to it, but the history here was just amazing! Yes…it's in my…. HAT!…. that's the ticket!

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