Here’s an interesting book idea.
S.A. Alenthony (a pen name) rewrote Dante’s Inferno, but from an atheist’s perspective — Same poetic style and everything.
It’s called The Infernova.
One major difference is that punishments would be offered to “televangelist-frauds, pedophile-priests, prophets” and more. And instead of Virgil as a guide, Alenthony goes with someone a bit more familiar:
Of bushy gray hair he had no lack,
and his moustache too was brushy and wild.
He looked familiar. I tried to think back:
where had I seen him? At this he smiled,
for my confusion was likely quite plain.
He spoke up then, his southern drawl mild:
”I can see I’ll have a bit to explain.
The whys and wherefores, I’ll reach presently.
But introductions first: I’m Mark Twain.”
As it turns out, I have a few copies of the book to give away.
Since we’re talking about The Inferno, here’s the question for you all: Who do *you* think deserves to go to Hell? (If it existed, of course.)
Most creative answers (according to Alenthony) win a free copy of the book!