I'm also reading The God Delusion by Richard Dawkings. It is very interesting, but I am taking my time with it so as to try an absorb some of his arguments. He makes some very good points, and on occasion I have to defend my athestic position and I need all the help I can get.
I've just started reading Roger Sudden, which is a period piece, and I'll need to read a little more to decide whether I like it or not. So far it has piqued my interest, but I'm really not sure what the storyline is about other than a wayward son, in the time of King Charles, heads to the new world to seek his fortune. We'll see how it goes.
Then of course, there's the news. A person can always find things of interest in the news. It's wonderful to have access to so many news sources online now. Tends to balance out the opinions a person has access to. These are some of the stories I've most recently read:
- Canada may not have perfect weather, but at least we don't have to worry every year about things like this: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/10/14/wildfires-winds.html
- When on earth are people going to grow up and stop being terrified of people that are different than them: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/new-brunswick/story/2008/10/10/gay-author-schools.html How could a speaker do anything other than provide a different point of view and hopefully lead to more tolerence. Give the students the opportunity to decide and think for themselves.
- You know, there's a lot of very disturbed people in the US: http://www.scrantontimes.com/articles/2008/10/14/news/doc48f4ba8994588930223377.txt Makes me very glad I am not part of that particular culture.
All in all, an interesting weekend. The election is over (thankfully) and maybe we can find something uniting to focus on.