?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Fri, Apr. 2nd, 2004, 12:56 am
An Interesting Thought

It would be kind of interesting to write a book with the same premise as the Left Behind books, but done a lot more realistically. Who would actually disappear? What are the demographics of born-again Christians? (Lots of long-distance truckers? Not so many accountants?) What do the Gospels really say about who's going and who's staying? And what would the psychological consequences be for the people who were, in fact, left behind? What happens to humanity when the question of whether there's a god, and whether there's one true religion, is answered - and you find out you were wrong all along?

I don't think that I could write this book, unfortunately, because I feel so bitterly toward religious fundamentalism that I don't think I could be sympathetic. But you know, someone should.

Thu, Apr. 1st, 2004 10:10 pm (UTC)
kelemvour

You and Maas, may want to take a look at the nbook {there is a movie too} called "The Handmaid's Tale} by Margeret Atwood {A Canadian Author} she has quite a few other books as well you both might find interesting... I'll leave it at that....

- Kel

Thu, Apr. 1st, 2004 10:12 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

I loved that book; I actually just picked up her new one (something wacky and post-apocalyptic, as far as I can tell) and can't wait to settle down with it for a while. :)

Thu, Apr. 1st, 2004 10:32 pm (UTC)
kelemvour

:)

Glad to hear it, The movie "The Handmaid's Tale" is done quite quite well...

- Kel