Thursday, February 05, 2009

20 minutes ago #3


The following interview took place 2 weeks ago and is expected to be published in Reveal magazine sometime in the spring:

Reveal: Thank you, Mr. Byrne for allowing me to interview you concerning your controversial new book: “How to Dismantle an Atomic Religion in 20 Minutes”.

Mr. Byrne: Your welcome, Sigmund. Controversial? Nice! You’re already on my good side.

Reveal: Ha! You know its, controversial… I’d even go so far as to say that it’s dangerous! Maybe you need to put a warning label on the cover or the dust jacket…

Mr. Byrne: Hey, that’s a good idea! I’m going to suggest it to my publisher.

Reveal: What kind of reaction are you getting from fundamentalists when the parallels between Hercules and Jesus are made so apparent?
how to dismantle an atomic religion in 20 minutes

Mr. Byrne: You know, everyone has this ego defense mechanism called denial. Some use it more than others. So, it may surprise you - or it may not – that the vast majority of fundamentalists avoid this book like the plague. It just is not safe for them because their belief system informs every moment of their lives just as oxygen informs our blood, muscles and bones. But the few who stumble on to these concepts find the easiest way out possible. They will say with calmness and certainty that Jesus came before Hercules.

Reveal: Where did you come up with the dismantling process taking 20 minutes?

Mr. Byrne: That is the amount of time it takes to read the first chapter. It’s really all you need...

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