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Thursday, July 21, 2005


Rapture Fiction: Books that the Born Again Christians love

"The rise of the Christian right in American politics has added impetus to an already huge and growing market in evangelical fiction, ........."(The Guardian,UK)
The Christian right! Reminds me of the saying about the Moral Majority, that it was neither moral nor a majority.

Not only are the authors financially well-rewarded for their efforts, but they are taken very seriously. Imagine millions of people waiting for the Second Coming when they will ascend to heaven. Good for them, you think. However, what the authors have in store for the rest of us is far from pleasant. All sorts of dreadful things are going to happen to those who do not belong to the fold. If you don't want to be left behind it is not too late to join them.

The following excerpt is from an article published in The Guardian,UK, on July 9th about the boom in Rapture fiction. Interesting. I don't write the adherents off; their fanatical devotion is not a laughing matter. I find them repulsive.

"None of those cited above is a "literary" author, but to merely write them off -with a sardonic metropolitan titter - as pulp fiction for the born-again brigade is to underestimate their growing influence. Market forces shape so much of contemporary publishing - and in an America gripped by a new Great Awakening, the realisation has hit home within the business that this stuff sells."

"Selling Rapture" by Douglas Kennedy, The Guardian,UK..

I find their fanatical devotion some what demonic. There's just something that doesn't feel right about it.
My list has the same books but a new title. "What Not To Read, Ever."
My Inaugural Address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions!

At: http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/spaceman

Your jaw will drop!
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