09 December 2007

Quote of the Day


“J.F.K.’s speech was to reassure Americans that he wasn’t a religious fanatic...Mitt’s was to tell evangelical Christians, ‘I’m a religious fanatic just like you.

- Jon Krakauer, quoted in the New York Times.

If you haven't already had the opportunity, I'd recommend Krakauer's excellent and frightening book Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, which tells the story of the Mormon church, which is more interesting and disturbing than you might think.

7 comments:

pistols at dawn said...

I thought it was pretty f-ed up, but that booked trumped even my worst fears.

Bubs said...

That Krakauer book is excellent. I've been thinking about it a lot as I consider the Romney candidacy

Grant Miller said...

Jon Krakauer can do no wrong.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

Oh, man. Just read your profile description. Cracks me up.

Chris said...

I thought the book was excellent, too. Anyone who's part of a religion that is that secretive better be prepared for a lot of questions.

Johnny Yen said...

I lived in Salt Lake City for a few months when I was 19. It was funny being called a gentile not because I wasn't Jewish, but because I wasn't Mormon.

By the way, it's true about the funny Mormon underwear.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

Yep, that's going to be his downfall.

I met him once, btw. He's an asshole.