- “Hi, my name is Bill and I’m the AntiChrist.” A website called A True Church declares that Bill W.’s 12 steps came from Satan, and that Bill W. is the “master deceiver” of Revelations 12:9 because he was “heavily influenced by demons”, fascinated with ouija boards, seances, psychics, etc.
- An Unlikely Prophet, Alvin Schwartz’s 1997 memoir, has been reissued in paperback. Schwartz, an author of Superman comics in the ’40s and ’50s, put forward the notion that Superman became real after he was created; he was a tulpa, a Tibetan Buddhist thought-form. Schwartz actually shared a cab with him in New York, and a Hawaiian kahuna once informed him that Superman traveled 2,000 years back in time to save the islands from volcanic destruction.
- In honour of tonight’s season finale, here’s a good Lost theory: The show was inspired by Swedish children’s book and cartoon characters, the Moomins!
‘A True Church’ is in fact a true cult. They like denouncing people as the Antichrist, so no surprise then.
I suspected as much; their list of “false teachers” includes pretty much every prominent minister of the last 50 years.
Pedantic jerk time: Tove Jansson was Finnish, not Swedish.And she was a wonderful writer — if you aren’t into fairy tale stuff, try The Summer Book. Mmmm. That’s prose.