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The following books were added to area library shelves this week: Adult fiction 'Beautiful Children' by Charles Bock 'Zeroville' by Steve Erickson 'Song Yet Sung' by James McBride 'A Stranger's Name' by ... via Montgomery Advertiser
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#1 May 9, 2008
I stayed up until 1 a.m. last night finishing "Zeroville." Two concepts which struck me the most were, one, that God hates children, and two, that the doorless church is to keep you in, not out.
Having grown up in a staunchly Mormon family, even serving a two year mission for my church - at my expense - I especially resonate with these concepts. In all of the religious studying I have done, it has never occurred me that it is always the children that suffer. Isaac at the hand of Abraham, Pharaoh in Egypt's own son and the sons he sent his soldiers to murder, God sending his own son to suffer, and so on. In word, who can possibly believe in a god who demands a father murder his own child.
When someone is raised in a particular religion, told repeatedly that it is the only true church (as was my case in Mormonism), it is almost impossible to get out. Not the organization per se, although that is challenging because they just don't want to let you go, but the idea of God, Heaven and Hell, the years and years of brainwashing that has been drilled into your head since childhood. It takes a long time for the guilt to go away. Not the guilt that now you are doing things that we strictly forbidden by the organization, but the guilt of wondering if you were wrong to leave that organization, if it were right after all. If you have turned your back on god. It's the notion and existence of god that is hard to get out of.
#2 May 10, 2008
Beware of false prophets and the anti-Christ.
Read your bible books again and consider that the devil is in disguise, in the place of "god" and Jesus.
Everything is upside down, think for yourself.
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