Bill Etem. Ex-Math teacher, ex-office worker, ex-lot of stuff. Protestant Ex-Football Coach at Notre Dame - at the High School of that name in Los Angeles, not the University in South Bend, IN. B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. I'm living in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area. Before Minneapolis I was in Mexico for 20 months. Before that I was in L.A. for three years. I've traveled all round France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland... Canada...most of the 50 states in of the USA. As for living for 20 months in Mexico it was mostly in Oaxaca.
I wrote an autobiography - it was sort of a combo autobiography / comedy / info on publicity stunts I was contemplating / pitch for a screenplay - but it was too unabashed and gossipy for the tastes of some of my relatives and in-laws so I had to pull it. The interminable 420,000 word `Constitutional History of the Western World' requires an abridgment, or several abridgments. `Protestantism' is the most recent of these. After a bad first draft I made a more presentable 2nd attempt. Then there's `The Archangel Michael vs. The Antichrist'. There's `Introduction to Dumb-Ass Theory'. There's its companion piece, `Introduction to Genius Theory'. The intention with these books is to makes things easy for readers. Chapter 1 alone of `Constitutional History of the Western World' takes a great deal of stamina to read in its entirety - and I suppose many readers would find it beyond their endurance - but I think some of my later chapters, such as Chapter 3, which deals with the evidence for Christianity, and even the enormous Chapter 6, which deals with the USA, are easy reading.
`I threw `Warrior Girls' together in three weeks in January of 2014, with a few later edits. `Warrior Girls' is a little preachy. I'll have to get a professional cover for it sometime, though i'm not quite sure it is finished.
`Amanda's War', which took me years to write, is not a preachy novel though I suppose there's a connection between it and my non-fiction via I Samuel 15. 23 `rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft' because `Amanda's War' deals with the theme of witchcraft, and `Constitutional History of the Western World' deals with religion and rebellion. There are other connections between my fiction and my non-fiction. It would be best to let the reader discover these for himself rather than for me to conduct a university extension course on these subjects in my bio section. But I should say a few things: in `Amanda's War' we are introduced to a character named Haakon Sovant. That's a nom de guerre: he's pretending to be someone that he's not for purposes useful in espionage and in his work as a body guard. Body guards are needed to protect a rich guy from some gangsters. The rich guy is receiving their extortion letters. Extortion letters are somewhat like religious books. The Koran has Allah threatening non-Muslims and insincere Muslims with hellfire if they don't convert and become good sincere Muslims. The New Testament is a document which is filled with terrifying threats. Note for example the threats of hellfire being made in Matthew 5. 22, Matthew 7. 13-14, Matthew 25. 31-46, Luke 16. 19-31, John 15. 6, Galatians 1. 8, 2 Thess 1. 7-9, Revelation 20. 12-15 etc. I'm a Christian and I'm not complaining about the threats. I'm just saying they are threats and people should be aware that they exist and they are threatening. Of course this is Old News to most people.
In the Microcosm, in `Amanda's War', where one character named Haakon Sovant changes after a traumatic incident, readers are left to wonder if he changes because of benevolent forces or because of malevolent forces. This case history is symbolic of something greater, something which pertains to billions of people. In the Macrocosm, the Christian scriptures tell us about a great tribulation - see for instance Daniel 12. 1, 2 Thess 2 and the Book of Revelation - and during this great tribulation, presumably, billions of people will suffer a `traumatic incident' - and then they will change because of this traumatic incident. Whenever someone changes you wonder if they are changing in a good way or in a bad way.
I don't know how often I'll visit this site. If you want to contact me perhaps to offer a comment - positive or negative - constructive or otherwise - please address these to me not to my relatives. I can't promise I'll respond to every comment - a SASE always helps. My address:
133 Crosstown Boulevard
Chaska, MN 55318
This is another paraphrase of my voluminous `Constitutional History of the Western World'
Introduction to Genius Theory
We have a review of the upshots of Jeremiah 31. 31-34 and the falling away mentioned in 2 Thess 2. There's some discourse on how controversies surrounding such diverse topics as `Miranda vs. Arizona' and Joe McCarthy are relevant to Christianity and the Divine Law.
Introduction to Dumb-Ass Theory
This book is intended for those readers who have little or no knowledge of recent scholarship in Dumb-Ass Theory, such as people who are unfamiliar with the work of Hunza, Kopecki and Taylor. Even people who have yet to study Lawrence and Kirokota will profit from the exhaustive survey which this book provides.
`Warrior Girls' is a fantasy tale which gives readers humor and food for thought as well as an exciting adventure story. A band of female warriors in a pre-industrialized universe attempt to conquer a city for the Kingdom of Avallonia. They meet up with the handsome Al Mancini and a witch named Vyryvyr.
The Archangel Michael vs the Antichrist
The book is a 20,000 word abridgement of `Constitutional History of the Western World'. It's a review of Protestantism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy etc.
`Amanda's War' gives readers mystery, romance, intrigue and adventure: a 12-year-old girl makes some mistakes and is then forced to run from the police.
Constitutional History of the Western World
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There's a lot of info on the Church which Christ founded on a rock (Matthew 16. 13-19) and the Divine Law which God writes on the hearts of His people (Jeremiah 31. 31-34). Christians call this Divine Law the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The book explains the most basic and the most controversial doctrines of various churches. The aim is to help the reader find the True Church and the True Faith.
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