Hypatia Press published atheist and author Jon Hammond’s new comic book The Falling Star on June 14th.
According to the Friendly Atheist:
Hammond tells the story of the Archangel Samael who reminds readers that history is written by the victors. As we learn about Samael’s journey, he grapples with “the concepts of free will, subjective truth and predestination.” While he longs for his own freedom, he’s constantly reminded that God controls his destiny.
Surprisingly, the author’s premise that his fictional character, the Archangel Samael, struggles with longing for “autonomy” in the face of God who “controls his destiny”, is biblically accurate.
However, just as with Lucifer in sacred writ, the comic book character lives under the delusion that it’s in his power to do as he pleases, that old serpent’s lie, “Do What Thou Will.”
Although a product of Hammond’s vain imagination that, “We are all the hero of our own story, and ‘history’ is written by the victors,” his narrative attempts to continue that rebellion conceived in the delusional mind of Satan and manifested in the temptation of Adam and Eve in garden of Eden, that nothing can be or should be withheld by God, and that man is the captain of his own ship.
As the Product Description explains:
“Have you ever wondered what the story of the Bible would look like from the perspective of Satan? Perhaps one of the most maligned figures in literary history, the fallen angel known as “Lucifer” has his own story to tell. It shouldn’t surprise you to know that it is strikingly different from anything else you’ve heard on the subject.
From the back of the book:
The Falling Star is the story of the Archangel Samael. Once among the highest Angels of the Heavenly Host, yet forever remembered as Satan.
Using the Biblical narrative as a backdrop, the story unfolds from the perspective of the supposed villain. Samael’s journey is one of self-discovery, as he grapples with the concepts of free will, subjective truth and predestination.
Samael desperately wants to believe in his own autonomy, yet is constantly confronted with evidence that God holds the reins. That his supposed free will is, in fact, illusory.
Join us as we read between the lines, examine the subtext, and fill in the blanks of one of the most well-known stories ever told.”
Sadly, those who read The Falling Star are being exposed to the same lie that Satan ,the father of lies, has been telling since before the fall of man.
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