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Cult Insanity by Irene Spencer
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Mar 02, 10

bookshelves: memoir, nonfiction
Read in March, 2010

This was yet another book picked up on a whim from the "New Book" shelf of my library. I kind of wish I had read the author's first book before tackling this one, as I was kind of lost. The book concentrates more on the cult itself than the relationships between the husband, the wives, and the many children.

What a heartbreaking story... It's a perfect example of what happens when someone gains too much power and starts controlling other people. I don't really understand polygamy itself, though I do support religious freedom and the right to pursue one's beliefs. However, there is a fine line between allowing people to follow their own beliefs and allowing people to force their beliefs and actions on others. Unfortunately, in this situation, murder resulted. It's just a sad story.
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