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The Chrysalids and the meaning of war.

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  • The Chrysalids and the meaning of war.

    [FONT=trebuchet ms][SIZE=16px]The Chrysalids is a science fiction book from the 1950s. It is a surprisingly good read. It tells the story of a community of people in Canadian Labrador and their post apocalyptic society with its fear of mutations and strong religious culture. The people have the scriptures and a book called Nicolson's Repentances. The latter attempts to define the norms for each kind of creature that God made. For human beings it lists the number of arms, legs, fingers, toes and so forth to ensure that the image of God is not corrupted by mutations. I will not tell you the whole story so that your enjoyment of the book is not spoiled by my comments. But for those of you who think about the nature of human morals and desires the books has some interesting lessons. Here is an audiobook recording of it.
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