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April 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm #2257
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Trailltrader
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I apologize everyone. I got up to page 40 and realized I had to stop my book. The reason is the curses in the bible about “Judge not, because thats how you’ll be judged” and “Adding or subtracting from these words shall invoke Gods wrath”. So I judged everyone- Herod, the Unrepentant thief on the cross, several of the “Brotherhood”, had him hook up with several of his ladyfriends, had Gus and Casca’s buddy from the Fjords get into a bar fight in Valhalla over who was Casca’s best friend. Several fictional conversations between Casca, Jesus and Satan and God in a court room setting- and sending the Jewish Priests to Satan. The problem with all this occurred to me that I had to let too many of the bad guys go- because however I judged them, Jesus is going to judge me the same way. I’m not willing to do that- I found myself making excuses to rubber stamp “OK 4 Heaven” on just about every trial!! So I had to scrap my book. But now you know!!

April 24, 2014 at 8:55 am #2262
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Pete
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Trailtrader, quite pleased you have given up this particular project. However 40 pages is still quite a good achievement and I wish you good fortune in any future literary endeavours, but my advice would be to make up your own characters so there are no pre existing rules you need to abide by.

Fiction is a wonderful medium you said in an earlier post:-

*Minor spoiler* If you read Casca and the accounts in the bible of which his life starts, then you de facto would have to believe in Christ or there wouldn’t be anyone for him to spear right?

Well I have to say I don’t really believe in Casca, but I am happy to suspend fact for fantasy in a well told story. With the added benefit that with Tony’s knowledge and research of actual history we benefit from a snapshot of a point in time we can’t actually visit, personalised through the eyes of Casca who is passing through it.

April 24, 2014 at 6:51 pm #2264
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Trailltrader
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Well Mr. Pete we differ slightly a bit here- but thats OK. 1)My book would have taken place just before nuclear war destroyed the world 2)It opened up an alternative about Casca working for both the Americans and Israeli gov’ts 3)But 95% plus of the book would have taken after Christ’s return and it’s every standing tall before the Great White Throne. Casca’s job was to be a literal witness for both Jesus AND Satan while God did the Judging. (Note: I’m uncertain exactly if it’s God who does the judging or Jesus- I found several scripture that caused confusion)

But the biggest thing is: (This may freak you out) I believe that Casca is a real honest to goodness person walking this planet right now. I believe that Barry Sadler met him in Vietnam. I base this belief on the archeological concept that all legends are based in some kind of facts- such as the Bible’s account of Noah and the flood? You can go anywhere on this planet and find evidence. Now, knowing that- think on all the legends of “The Wandering Jew”, or Diogenes “Eternal search for an honest man” or even the modern rendition of “Davy Jones” in the Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean”. There’s other examples but you see where I’m coming from. The flip side of this I could also be 100% wrong- maybe Casca is a 100% fictional character- but if thats true then why is he a Saint? Why was huge statues of him made in the 4th century? (Seriously- I’ve seen the pics) So there’s just enough evidence to raise eyebrows and make a person question it anyway 🙂 <span style=”color: blue;”> </span>

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