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Don’t Lie to Yourself. This is Evil.

Book Review of People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck

Quote from People of the Lie

Because this book was written many years ago, some of the ideas are challenging to read. I focused my review on concepts that are timeless and apply to many things we are seeing today. They apply to individuals and groups.

People of the lie “usually appear quite ordinary to the superficial observer”…and the evil they perpetuate rarely manifests itself in obvious ways…“it is seemingly ordinary, superficially normal, and even apparently rational. Those who are evil are masters of disguise.”

The full review is posted on Medium. You can read it via this Friend link.

Of course, I hope that after you read the review, you’ll realize how important it is to read the entire book.

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The Voice of God: Finally, a Way to End the “Crazy” Accusations

The Voice of God: Finally, a Way to End the “Crazy” Accusations

Book Review of When God Talks Back by T. M. Luhrmann I wasn’t searching for this book. I had no idea that people in some religious communities believe they are talking to God on a regular basis. I was in the library searching for information about other kinds of belief systems with my daughter, Amber,… Continue Reading

Influences & Visions

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I Couldn’t Find My Voice

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Synchronicity, Documented

“It’s a miracle,” someone cries. But if people don’t see it themselves, they often question the nature of the event and decide that it was probably just a coincidence. “You won’t believe what happened,” someone else says. “Yeah,” people think. “Quite the stroke of luck.” Most people have learned to dismiss unexplainable events, thinking they’re… Continue Reading

Mystical Events are a Reality for Many People, Even Atheists

Review of Living With a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich. For most of my life I accepted a reality that has been defined by consensus. The majority of people rely on the laws of physics for everything, including the determination of someone’s sanity. This means things like agreeing that the daytime sky will always be… Continue Reading

Abuse and Hatred – An Unusual Path to a Deeper Understanding

Lundy Bancroft’s book, Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men clearly explains abusive behavior and in the process of understanding how I dealt with it, I developed some important perspectives about hate. It seemed to call out to me from across the room. As I walked across the library lobby,… Continue Reading


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