An Experiement in books

Jenny, from A Religious Experiment, and I are doing a book exchange.

I happened upon Jenny’s post in which she talks about exposing herself to other viewpoints.

So, we agreed to an exchange of books, rather than just referring each other book titles, to make it more interesting – and we’ll be reviewing the books on our respective  blogs.

I am sending Jenny: The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in a Polygamous Mormon Sect [Hardcover] Daphne Bramham

unequal footing

I find it curious this idea that we have to give all viewpoints on some issues equal footing with other views.

Certainly the people who hold the view that there’s Reptilian overlords in the world, and the Bush family are some of these aliens is not given any credibility.

People who search for Big Foot, Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, and so forth, are not given equal consideration to biologists (current or paleo)

People who insist that alien abductions are real are not on the same footing as NASA or anyone in the space industry

the only reason that the god side isn’t on that scrap heap is because they are a majority in the world

but, that is changing as people tire of the religiously inspired violence, bigotry and hatred.

There’s too many people in the world and we are no longer isolated from each other.

We need to put aside these false divisions and these false cultural concepts like religion that ensure we are never equals.

Anyone who claims to consider a person their equal when they genuinely believe that person to be destined for an unfavorable afterlife – is a liar.