DEATH: A Mildly Amusing Play for Atheists and Agnostics

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Death, the renowned spectre of mortality, is suffering through a crisis. Feeling ensnared and unable to reconcile God’s divine plan with his own sense of morality, he meets with the Archangel Michael in a cloud above Sinai to discuss his predicament. Encountering a mad evangelist, a foul-mouthed oracle, a Klingon-speaking demon, and some of the most notorious villains in history, Death tries his utmost to resolve his doubts. But will he be able to achieve his goal without incurring the wrath of God? Set in the present day, Death: A Mildly Amusing Play for Atheists and Agnostics, is a darkly comedic story that muses on Christian mythology and the power of storytelling. It assumes that John Milton’s Paradise Lost is the true version of events relating to the creation and fall of man, and that Dante Alighieri’s Inferno informs the basis of Hell. Includes an introduction by the author and notes expounding upon the many ancient and contemporary references included within the text.

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DEATH: A Mildly Amusing Play for Atheists and Agnostics

Submitted: October 24, 2013

Death, the renowned spectre of mortality, is suffering through a crisis. Feeling ensnared and unable to reconcile God’s divine plan with his own sense of morality, he meets with the Archangel Michael in a cloud above Sinai to discuss his predicament. Encountering a mad evangelist, a foul-mouthed oracle, a Klingon-speaking demon, and some of the most notorious villains in history, Death tries his utmost to resolve his doubts. But will he be able to achieve his goal without incurring the wrath of God? Set in the present day, Death: A Mildly Amusing Play for Atheists and Agnostics, is a darkly comedic story that muses on Christian mythology and the power of storytelling. It assumes that John Milton’s Paradise Lost is the true version of events relating to the creation and fall of man, and that Dante Alighieri’s Inferno informs the basis of Hell. Includes an introduction by the author and notes expounding upon the many ancient and contemporary references included within the text. Read Chapter


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