Who are the authors who inspired you?
When it comes to fantasy and science fiction I would have to say Raymond Feist and Isaac Asimov. The first book I remember picking up and reading from the library was Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’s Edge’ and I was hooked. His Foundation series was an amazing story that fueled my love for sci-fi. My favorite atheist authors would be Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry.
What is the inspiration to your writing.
Originally I wanted to write an epic tale like Tolkien's Lord of the Rings or Feist’s Magician Apprentice series. When I was young I had a fascination with dragons and magic and always had the hopes in the back of my mind that such things might be possible. In fact I have around 90,000 words of a book called ‘Wizard’s Rage’ that I started over twenty years ago and have yet to finish.
I’ve always been a science fiction fan so it would be a lie if I said I didn’t have aspirations in that genre. I have a story stuck in my mind that I just can’t seem to find the discipline to get on the page that’s called ‘War in Heaven’. As you might imagine it’s an epic tale built on a grand scale.
The motivations for my atheist writings are simple, really. Look in the news on any particular day and tally up the bodies of the people murdered in the name of a ‘peaceful and merciful’ god. Trying to go easy on the anti-'fire and brimstone' message for this guest blog so that's all I'm going to say about it.
My writing process.
My writing process was horrible until I found Google Drive. I’m not trying to hock their product it’s just that it finally gave me a way to centralize my writing and keep track of everything. Before I would scratch things out on paper or put them in a document file on a computer and I never could keep track of everything. With G-Drive I can create a folder with the name of the book and then in that folder create document files, each with a chapter number and heading. Then I can sit down at any computer and start working. There’s even a mobile app so I can be sitting anywhere, pick up my phone and start working on my book. I wrote most of the Anti-Theist book on a tablet with the Google Drive app.
After finishing the Anti-Theist book I went back and copied my Wizard’s Rage and War in Heaven stories into my G-Drive with the hopes I’ll be able to finally get them out of my head and on the page. I have everything I need… except discipline.
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Print Length: 195 pages
Publisher: Christopher Mallard (May 14, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
I realize the term 'Anti-Theist' and the idea of forbidding someone from practicing and teaching a religion sounds so very horrible but you've got to ask yourself the question why. Why would all of us atheist nutbags, and our numbers are growing, want to take G-d out of your courthouses, off your money, ban it from public practice or display and, heaven forbid, ban you from teaching it to your children? Why would someone want to do that? Read the book and find out.
If you're a religious person you could see this as a 'Know thy enemy' moment. Study up on us devil worshiping, baby eating anti-theists and see why we think you're the crazy ones. Mmmm baby.
Thank you and enjoy.
From Chapter 3 – Disproving G-d
“It’s G-d’s lack of action, not his actions that disprove his existence. If prayer really worked there would be groups of theists (nuns, priests, imams, whatever) going from bed to bed in every hospital healing the sick. Of course there are religious people in hospitals going along praying for people but a doctor washing his hand before seeing his patients will do more for their survival rates than the prayers offered by their holy men. The evil G-d monster of Abraham is an all-powerful G-d and can do absolutely anything except give any type of viable proof of his existence.
Often times a theist will counter with the old ‘G-d works in mysterious ways’ or stammer on about how he’s not there for us to boss around and do our bidding in vain attempts to get him to prove himself to us but in reality it’s just a bunch of crap. Studies have shown that when sick people are prayed for by fervent believers they are more likely to be healed. Other, more scientific studies have shown that when you allow religious nutbags to carry out their own studies they tend to be skewed towards their religious beliefs. I’m absolutely confident that a prayer method of healing can never stand up to the simple rigors of repeatability.
It is absolutely amazing the wealth of proof to disprove G-d you can come up with when turning a keen eye upon the absence of G-d's presence. The millions of children who starve to death, are beaten to death or who are being raped throughout the world is each and every one a testament to the non-existence of a personal G-d, especially if those children and/ or their parents believe in one of the Abrahamic death cults. And to counter with the idea that G-d is calling those children who die such horrible deaths to heaven to be with him because he for whatever reason has suddenly decided heaven needs more children is disgusting and vile. If your G-d is able to ‘see all’ and watch these children die slow agonizing deaths over months or years due to starvation, malnutrition, rape and outright murder and do nothing or to be able to watch children be repeatedly raped by gangs of men and not smite the men on the spot then your G-d is either not real or quite malevolent. If you the reader were ever attacked by an adult as a child and an invisible hand didn’t swoop in to protect you then you know exactly what I mean. Many victims have often asked, ‘Where was G-d when x happened to me?’”
The majority of my adult life was spent working in the oilfields of west Texas. In my spare time I taught myself how to work on computers and eventually turned it into a small business which I work from home. What does any of this have to do with religion? Nothing. Where are my degrees in theology, biology, astronomy and philosophy? I don’t have any. I am your common average Joe and that’s exactly the type of reader I’m trying to reach. Does it take a degree in theology to open the bible and see the stories told within as being immoral and violent? Can the common man not see how the religions of the world have done and are still doing immeasurable harm to society?
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