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Consider the idea that Krakauer intended to use his book to try to explain Lafferty and those like him. Do you believe Krakauer fulfilled his intentions? Why or why not?

Research Mormons and Mormonism. Do you believe the people of this religion are presented fairly in this book? Why or why not?

Consider Ron's revelations. Do you believe they were from God? Defend your answer.

According to this book, the Mormon religion has had a violent history since its conception. Mormons were both the victims of and perpetrators of horrific cruelty. Do you believe this history of violence had some affect on Lafferty's mind set and his actions? Why or why not?

The Christian Bible lists many references of encounters with God and angels. Although many people believe these encounters actually occurred, they have trouble believing that Joseph Smith had an encounter with God. Why do you...

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