Author's Note-- I am an atheist, so take anything I say in the following lines with that in mind. --- I am a bibliophile. I LOVE to read. I love the feel of printed paper under my fingers as I visually scan the lines of letters and words. As such, I read a lot of books and magazines on my areas of interest, generally from varying points of view. Over the last week, I read nineteen books from my local library that were political/philosophical studies of the "survivalist" movement. Most of course, focused on the "Christian Identity Militia" type of survivalists, but every single one of them at least attempted to illustrate a connection between "survivalists/preppers" and the "Identity" types. I am well aware of the fact that I am not a white supremacist/separatist. I am simply concerned about being prepared for natural and man-caused disasters and the possible collapse of civilization as has occurred repeatedly through the history of societies. I find it offensive that the typical liberal media types automatically assume that I am some sort of anti-government Nazi. However, are they right in regards to the majority of "survivalists?" My question would become, what percentage of the people connected to the preparedness "community" have conscious or unconscious ties to the extremists such as those who were once at Hayden Lake? For those of you who are Christians, does the supposed relation between survivalism and Identity christians impact your willingness to share your preparedness beliefs with others?