Chapter 1

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I don't want to go all religious on you here, but...

Christians, all the ones I ever met, spend their lives trying to be good people -- being nice, not stealing, stuff like that. Religion-haters think that all this pursuing of goodness and striving against one's faults is stupid. According to them, there is nothing wrong with being bad.

Not to be judgmental or anything, but if one of those two groups had to be in charge of things, which would be better? I would choose people who are at least trying to be good people. I mean, they have to be better than people who are trying to be bad people. Doesn't that make sense?


There are bad people. That's what the anti-war simpletons don't understand.

There are people who want to hurt you, and 'opening a dialogue' with them would only verify in their minds that you're a sucker and ripe for the picking. As a matter of fact, I once saw a stat that said that about 4% of all people have absolutely no conscience at all.

My experience leads me to believe it.
I'd say that that number seems about right.