Unauthorized Product Placement
There's nothing wrong with accessibility, but that approach didn't really appeal to me -- I was much more interested in the views and ideas of the people I was interviewing than in rehashing my own. Since then, I have had a number of readers of the manuscript ask why I didn't share more of my own beliefs in the text. It's a topic I've blogged about in the past, and I talk about it some in the book's epilogue.
I will say this much about my own beliefs:
- I believe that God is conscious and compassionate.
- I believe that Christianity is a system of social and psychological control.
I also believe that if anybody starts telling you, "God wants you to do this," or "God wants you to do that," you should probably duck and run out of the room! Unless of course, I happen to agree with them, in which case, I'll probably turn a blind eye.
I'm not here to tell you what to believe. Go and ask your neighbor. Better yet, ask two or three of them... pay attention to where they disagree.