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Derrick Jensen
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Religion

Although Jensen claims not to be a Christian, religion is a topic that he breeches often in his writing. In one section of the book, he writes about the way that he was raised as a Christian. Because of his family beliefs, he was not allowed to do any work on Sundays. As a result, Jensen would often spend these Sundays communing with nature and developing a love and appreciation for the outdoors.

As an adult, however, Jensen writes that he separated himself from Christian beliefs. Although he does see Jesus as a good man, he puts Jesus in the same category of people such as Spartacus. As Jensen describes the alterations that humans have made to Christianity, it becomes obvious that he believes these people are generally hypocritical. Although they say they believe in a religion based on love and treating others as they would want to...

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