• Mary wrote a new post, Skepchick Book Club: Jesus Land, on the site Skepchick 5 years, 11 months ago

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    Content Warning: The author of this book describes her extreme physical and sexual abuse as a child, at the hands of people who used […]

    • Mary,

      You are right to include that content warning. This is some pretty disturbing stuff.

    • A member of our local book club found a video about the reform school that David and Julia attended (or more accurately, were incarcerated at) in the Dominican Republic. I haven’t watched it yet, but intend to as soon as I can psych myself up for it. I’m sure the content warning applies.

    • I want to put in a plug for Scheeres’ book A Thousand Lives, about the Jonestown massacre. She used a lot of the original materials that had been collected by the FBI from the site, including everything from invoices for cyanide from the compound doctor to recordings of Jones’ nightly rants over the public address system.