Vicar vs Satanist discussing 'Hell'
For centuries we have pondered the prospect of an afterlife and feared what came to be known as 'hell'. One day soon we 'map' it whilst investigating 'dark matter' Complete Darkness is an action-packed literary shock to the senses.
The novel has hit number one on the Amazon Religious Fantasy Chart at launch and has been described as 'weaving a gripping theological thread into the story of a corrupt and depraved world designed to grab the attention of a contemporary audience weaned on superhero movies, gritty crime dramas and graphic novels.'
Ben Dean - chairman of the Church of Rational Satanism, founder of Satanic Recovery and author of Uncover Satan, Recover Thyself said:
"So what is hell to me? I guess it's that 'satanic rabbit hole', it's something that grabs my attention, ignites my imagination, sparks my creativity and furthers my desire to gain knowledge of the hidden and unseen."
"On a side note I feel it's worth pointing out that the Latin occultus means "hidden or secret" and therefore the study of the occult is simply "knowledge of the hidden" which also links in really well with Hel and Hades or the 'hidden' and 'unseen one' as the occult is often considered as being Satanic."
Then Rev. Peter Laws explored the idea that the classic image of hell may not be as biblical as we think. "People say Jesus talked more about hell than anybody else, but he often talked about Gehenna - a valley outside of Jerusalem. Which was indeed a grim place - yet we can't just transplant that onto our idea of hell. That hell, with the sulphur and fire, owes more to medieval poetry, like Dante's Inferno, or artist like Bosch or Michelangelo than it does the Bible".
Author Matt Adcock only describes Hell briefly in the novel in the passage: 'It is like the air itself is pregnant – like something is about to burst through to our world from another dimension… A darker, fiery dimension…'
COMPLETE DARKNESS is available in paperback from bookshops and kindle version via https://www.amazon.co.uk/
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