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Diary of a prideful man Apr 8, 2010
I read this book and found it amazing that a man that this man was so adamantly against psychology. Many of the claims he makes are unfounded, or founded on obsolete information. Its sad to see people drift from one religion to the next hoping to find an answer to why they are the way they are. The book pretty much tells the story of man who refuses to come to terms with who he is. He tries his best to remain neutral on the subject of psychology, but his hatred against things like medication are made clear. I found his story to be prideful, disinformative, ignorant, and illogical. Its hard to stay interested in a book when the character can't seem to understand the truth about life. Even in the end, he still doesn't seem to understand. He only thinks he does. I had a chance to talk to the guy on his blog, and I was terribly disappointed. While he appears to be someone who knows the bible, the truth is quite to the contrary. He often makes mistakes, if not completely embellishes facts to substantiate his distorted view on life. He makes a lot of references to science in an effort to validate his points, but only makes himself look foolish because his facts are often based on unresearch, often obsolete information. His hobbies seem to include trolling mental health forums in an effort to convince the mentally ill to that they don't really need their meds. Guys like this are often the leaders of cults. His silver tongued style of speech is reminiscent of the charismatic Jim Jones, or David Koresh. Best do your research when reading this book.