A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 195, Saturday
July 14th, 2018
Chapter Six: Religion
Religious conflicts began to shape the later 20th, and the early 21st centuries. Kathy’s input regarding the origins of these conflicts was invaluable.
Current events had to be understood in their historical contexts. The histories of the tribes moved them long after the members had forgotten the particular details of a broken promise, an injustice, or a blood feud.
Kathy’s ability to pinpoint the specific moments in time that were the antecedents of those tribal conflict was uncanny. If she could not reach the understanding through her own ancestral memories, she could commune with the spirits of the dead, she could pull the insight she needed from the nous-sphere, through the cynergenic field.
Her memory produced volumes of insight for her handlers, but questions along those lines left her deeply disturbed. It caused her to dread the entire human race, the vile antipathy people held toward one another, and how easy it was for the bucolic life of a farmer, or a herdsman to become twisted by greed and to drive them toward the calamities of war.
The human psyche was incredibly easy to manipulate. People were supple, pliable, soft and reducible.
Human beings had a vast capacity for self-delusion, and a profound willingness to be complicit in it.
In the midst of research Kathy often felt the instinct to flee, to run away from everything, to never return.
Just as she had been abandoned by her parents, Kathy wanted to abandon the world.
She desperately wanted to be alone.
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