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Book bonanza

I went to Borders today, to find a book to replace on I borrowed that Paul lost (I did not succeed in that) and to look for another book by Robert Wilson and to finish the one of his I was reading (The Company of Strangers). Of course I had to have a glance at the sale books. One the Three-for-two table I  found two books that are on my wishlist, plus a few others that looked interesting enough. So I bought:

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (mark haddon - novel)
The End of Faith (sam harris - nonfiction)
Animals in Translation (temple grandin and catherine johnson - nonfiction)
The Blind Man of Seville (robert wilson - fiction)

I have begun The End of Faith and am engrossed already. No, it isn't about the loss of faith, of a nation seeking God. It is almost the opposite. It asks the questions about religions that need to be asked, and flatly says that they all have to go, and go now, for the sake of the world.

I am an atheist, meaning not that I "lack faith" but that I do not believe in a god. I have spent a lifetime tiptoeing around others who believe in a god, in spite of the sometimes-insane tenets of those beliefs. I have lately become more and more uncomfortable "accepting" others' religions when those religions simply aren't good for us, for the world, and are in fact the cause of more violence and death than anything else. I agree with Harris that it's time to put an end to it, to acceptance of insane beliefs of any kind.
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