The Road to Perdition and the Curse of Knowledge.

I’ve started reading Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath which is a fascinating book for me as an educator, and as a post-mormon. I will write more about it, and how I feel it relates to being a skeptic among credulous believers in one or more future posts.

A couple of days ago my wife playfully brought up my apostasy and skepticism over something, I don’t recall what. It was a situation where instead of feeling sensitive I was able to respond with what I hoped was humor. I said that I’m on the road to hell but since all the roads there are paved with good intentions, the trip would likely be fairly pleasant.


I was born. I had a childhood. Protracted adolescence. Curmudgeon.

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6 Responses

  1. Hellmut says:

    That’s funny, Dathon. It’s fabulous how you merge humor and manners.

  2. That’s great! I wish I knew if your wife was still a believing Mormon or not, and if she found your humor as funny as I did.

  3. Dathon says:

    My wife is a liberal believer. She obviously has a well developed sense of humor.

  4. TheGirlWho says:

    Just found your website. Fantastic.

  5. Hellmut says:

    Glad you like it. Come back and bring your friends.

  6. The Sacred Sister® says:

    Oh yes! I am so glad that I found another exmo haven…
    I shall add you to my blog roll!
    Keep up the great work, I love this!
    aka- The Sacred Sister®

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