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The Voices in My Head

To the popular imagination, paranoid schizophrenics hear the Devil instructing us to commit murder, or we crowd mental institutions believing we are Jesus Christ Himself.  My mental condition has colored my creativity in a variety of different ways. Many writers will often encounter their “characters” actively participating in the stories …

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“Immature Poets Initiate; Mature Poets Steal”

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.” – T.S. Eliot “If all writers are pickpockets, then Shakespeare was an inveterate ‘snapper-up of unconsidered trifles’, like Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale,” writes Robert …

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The Holy Bible Quadrilogy?!?

Adding the Next Testament to the Old and New Testaments created a perfect storm, a Holy Bible Trilogy. In print and in film, trilogies have been raised as standard-bearers of epic- nay, Biblical- creative endeavors. Though conceived as a single voluminous work, J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings, was …

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Our Inalienable Right to Copyright!

What copyrights am I claiming on the enclosed (admittedly reprinted) works found in The Holy Bible Trilogy’s The Crusadic Testament if I am not the translator of note? The works of translators Dana Carleton Munro, August C. Krey, and Frank T. Marzials have fallen into the public-domain, and James Brundage …

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Chapter and Verse = Quotability

For the modern Christian watching their favorite televangelist on Sunday mornings, the Bible being divided into chapters and verses is a Godsend. How else would they find the scriptures the televangelist is preaching about? How could football fans, seeing John 3:16 posters, know that God so loved the world, that …

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One-Man Council of Nicaea

Many of my critics will accuse me of having delusions of grandeur for believing I am “God-breathed”, but how will they criticize my arrogance for being essentially a one-man Council of Nicaea? Biblical scholars have asserted that the New Testament found in modern Bibles had been determined within decades of …

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The Canon Demands To Be Reopened

To the early Church Fathers, and most of Christianity in the millennia since, there are fourfold prerequisites required for a work to be God-breathed Scripture: it must be written by a Jew, (or proto-Christian); it must be written by an eyewitness to the events detailed in the work; it must …

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The Holy Bible Trilogy: The Old, New, and Next Testaments

The Old Testament tells the tales of the Jewish Patriarchs and Prophets, beginning with Creation itself and ending with a curse from Malachi, the last of the Prophets of God. Furthermore, the Old Testament is the singular story of God’s relationship with His Chosen People and His promise of the …

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