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Topic: Strength of Stones - contrast?

From: Steven Becker
Location: San Jose
Date: 09/07/2012

Dear Mr. Bear,
I just re-read Strength of Stones with great pleasure, and heightened appreciation.

I suspect I'm over-interpreting, but given your previous comments about divine experience, I took the book's message to be about the contrast of:
- The personal, individual divine experience
- The follies that organized religions sometimes fall into
- The follies that important individuals within organized religions sometimes commit

Is this even remotely close to your intent, or have I badly missed what you were saying?

Thanks for another spectacular read!

Re: Strength of Stones - contrast?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/31/2012

Very close indeed, Steven. There are great dangers when mortals claim to speak for God.

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