I’m passionate about the subjects of my stories, whether they are fiction or non-fiction. The Amazing Deception: a Critical Analysis of Christianity was the driving force that pushed me into the field of writing. I was born a fundamentalist Christian (few fundamentalists are converts—they spring forth from the womb). Although I wasn’t “saved” from birth, that was a mere formality. The idea that I might grow up to believe any other doctrine or, God forbid, no doctrine, was too far-fetched to consider.
I’ll not go into details, only say I spent the first fifty years of my life, off and on, struggling with the salvation of my soul. During that time, I spent at least twenty years picking at and “dividing” the Word of God in an effort to make it fit the doctrines of various denominations. To avoid the notion I was stupid, let me defend myself by saying I was afraid. It isn’t an easy thing to overcome years of brainwashing. The Amazing Deception is the results of those studies. At first, it was only an attempt to explain my unorthodox beliefs to my children and grandchildren. Then, in an effort to help others struggling like me, I worked it into book form.
I had written a book—had my say. Despite the fact, no one might ever read the book, I couldn’t be silent. I had found an outlet for the problems and anxieties I saw about me, and looked to another concern—the collapse of our society. No small problem for an old man with a limited education, right? But I have an edge—experience.
Today, the development of higher education, and the increase of knowledge has left us old fellows nursing antiquated ideas. And no wonder, with a new end-of-the-world messiah coming on the scene each decade. I recall my grandfather predicting war with the anti-Christ before the end of the twentieth century. The elderly used to be revered, and there’s a reason; they had more life experience, they could remember things the younger generations had missed. Today, almost everything has been recorded in books or on the internet. And today, I believe much of that information has been negated or purposely clouded by world leaders to protect the status quo.
Scientists estimate man originated upon the earth about 10,000 BC. On that theory, it took 11,954 years for the population to reach 3 billion(1954 AD); and only 59 years for it to reach the 7 billion mark(2013)! Here in the Americas, in less than two hundred years, that fantastic increase has changed us from hunter/gathers, to farmers/herders, to factory workers. To feed the masses, jobs must be created. To create jobs, services and products must be created. To run factories and businesses requires natural resources—and we’re running out of, or polluting, our resources. But we can’t stop! We’re locked into a worldwide financial economy, and if the production cycle breaks at any point the world will spin into financial chaos that will make the Dark Ages seem like a Utopian paradise.
Another ridiculous end-of-the-world scenario you say—perhaps—I truly hope so; however, I am convinced it will happen. Not in my lifetime, perhaps not in yours, but I see no way it can be avoided. Not when world leaders refuse to even admit to an overpopulation problem. Not when they cannot make such a confession for fear of inciting a worldwide panic.
The thought led to the creation of In Search of Camelot, which is now available. Read an introduction under ‘Books’ and watch my blogs for further information on overpopulation and other social issues.
I interrupted the work on In Search of Camelot and its prequel, When Dreams End, to finish two novels, Line of Ascend and Extended Vacation; both are available along with The Amazing Deception at smashwords.com or amazon.com/.