From: Steven Becker
Location: San Jose
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!
From: Greg Bear
Very close indeed, Steven. There are great dangers when mortals claim to speak for God.