Random Trilogy Snippets, Part Four: The Biggest Battle is Spiritual (Part One)

Folks, I called my first novel in The Prodigal Band Trilogy ‘Battle of the Band’ for a reason. Not because there are contests called ‘Battle of the Bands.’ But because the ‘battle’ the prodigal band Sound Unltd undergoes is truly a spiritual battle whereby the spiritual forces of good vs. evil wage war to get this band on their sides—while the evil side ‘wins’ the band early, rewarding the band with fame and fortune as long as the band complies with the will of the evil side, the ‘war’ is won by the forces of good: the Creator, the angels known as the Tooters, and the human/spirit being, the ‘witch’ of the Hovels aka Morwenna as the band undergoes their assigned ‘missions of God’ and accepts Christ as Savior.

This snippet set on the spiritual battle features the battles between the Tooters and the satanic character Corion and his Demons (Gold, Silver, Bronze) along with two evil characters possessed by the evil, fake healer and new age cult leader Cole Blessing and his replacement, Mark Besst. The snippets are short. The first one is from Chapter Eight of Battle of the Band; the middle ones follow each other and are within the final chapter of The Prophesied Band, the final two are from Chapter Seventeen of The Prodigal Band. Some of these snippets are featured in previous snippet posts, such as https://omegabooksnet.com/2019/10/30/snippet-of-the-prodigal-band-trilogy-spiritual/

The first one features a battle between the Tooters and the Demons, with the Demons having given the band one song and the Tootlers having given the band another song. The Corion crystals the band members wore added to the ‘soul capture’ scenario that eventually faded out.

(On a 1995 tour)

Onto the Bellyful/Bad Boys Are Back world tour, where a taste of the battle to come between The Tooters and The Demons took Sound Unltd completely unaware while performing ‘Song of the Demons’ back-to-back with ‘Where Do We Come From?’ night after night, in city after world city. Nor could their fans sense the clash of light-against-dark-swords in the spirit dimension high above their waving fans and bodies.

‘Song of the Demons.’ Gold Demon swung its sword and came within a hair’s breadth of decapitating Tooter Two. “Give up now, you puny being!”

“No! I invoke the Creator!”

“Not during our song. It won’t work!” Swoosh!

The bright-red soul catching egg encased the stadium.

Most within chanted, louder and louder, over and over. “Corion, Corion, Novordopax, Tricameron!”

‘Where Do We Come From?’ began. The egg faded, the chanting stopped.

“Pray to our Creator, Tooters three, and on to attack!”

The Tooters took the initiative. One of them yelled as it swung and missed Silver Demon, “We could really use a rendition of ‘Let the Night Down’ about now!”

“Forget it! They haven’t played that in years and it’s not in the Plan. The time will come.”

And always, at the end of the segue, the two sides remained at a standoff.

The second, third and forth snippets follow each other, featuring the evil new age leader Cole Blessing, who is ‘owned’ by Corion, his ‘disciple’ ‘Xulya,’ who is actually the wife of keyboard-synthist Bry, a mother of three boys. Mo and the boys are headed toward a music festival that the prodigal band headlines in their home city of Walltown, the festival overseen by the Tooters. It turns out Blessing is made ‘sick’ due to Corion having to deal with the Tooters he opposes. In the third snippet, Corion—inhabiting Blessing—tries to ‘own’ the Tooters, but fails. In the forth one, Bry and Mo discuss what happened to Blessing.

Cole Blessing wouldn’t come away from their cab.

“Watch out for traffic, Craig, Sean.” Mo held her boys away from the street, but Logan, her youngest, wondered near the curb. “Get away from that street, Logan! You know better than that!”

Craig, the oldest boy, took Logan’s hand and brought him and Sean away from the street.

Mo turned back to Cole, who was staring at The Tooters.

“Come on, Cole, you coming? My friends are waiting, eh?”

Though feeling anxious, Blessing spoke calmly to Mo, still looking at the statue. “I’m not going with you, Xulya. I can’t. Feeling—feeling kind of ill all of a sudden.”

Annoyed. “But Cole, you’re never sick! When the hell did this start?”

“Just now, love. When the cab pulled up.”

Sigh. Rolled her eyes. “Right, Cole! And you’re out of the cab now, eh?” Looked at her boys, then swiftly turned on him, disgusted. “What the hell you want me to do? Leave my boys here so you can vomit or something?”

“No!” He jumped at her word. “I’m not going! Take your sons and go!” His voice bordered on viciousness. “I don’t know why you insist on playing mother to those brats over there! As if you still love them!”

(Later)

Meanwhile, Cole Blessing remained at the cab as the driver was perfectly willing to let his meter run.

Corion was also there. “So you think you can keep me from my destiny, puny Tooters!”

Wise Tooter Three answered. “It is not we, Corion, son of darkness, who had made your human host sick. It is not us you must defeat! And you will not pass this north gate, nor the park, nor the stage.”

“I could crush you with my pinkie!”

“Then why don’t you?” Plucky Tooter Two answered. “Because you can’t. The Creator created you, and He does not wish it.”

“He created me, yes. But He won’t rule for long! This planet will be mine!”

With uncharacteristic chic, Tooter One slowly responded. “In your dreams.”

(Later)

(Bry) “Speaking of crazy, where’s Cole? Didn’t you say he was gonna accompany you?”

(Mo) “He got sick in front of The Tooters. The others think the statue made him sick because he acts like a god. And he does act like a god sometimes. The way he cured Ger.”

(Bry) “Humph.” Cocked his head. “Hmmm. A security guard came into the bus before and told us a guy who looked like Cole Blessing was standing outside the south gate. The guard told him he could come backstage, seeing as how he was Cole Blessing and he was supposed to be with you. But Cole wouldn’t come inside. Really nasty about it, too. Like he was pissed he couldn’t come in.” Stared into space as two others came out of the bus. “Sounds like he’s more than just a bit sick. Maybe The Tooters—” No, that’s too ridiculous. “But why would a statue—angels or not—be able to force Cole Blessing to stay outside unless—” Too ridiculous! Blessing’s not bloody Corion, eh?

In the fifth snippet, guitarist-producer Mick tells satanic singer Ace of the death metal band DisCord that he needs to change his ways, for the notion that Corion or Satan gives one a choice to (as Aleister Crowley claims in his demonic ‘Book of the Law’) ‘Do what thou wilt’ is utter deception. This follows a previous event where (in Chapter Thirteen) Corion takes the lives of some of his followers since these followers or minions were not able to corral the prodigal band into signing an oath to Corion. In the sixth and final snippet, Corion sends a ‘message’ to his new possessed minion, Mark Besst, that Besst had better do Corion’s will—or else!

(Mick) “…Even if you take the Oath if you join the Inner Sanctum, they might still sacrifice you anyway. Why? Because Satan is the ultimate deceiver. But if God commands Satan to not kill someone he wants to kill, then he won’t. Because God is in control….Mark…killed your friends Ally and Melanie and Drew and Rod Davis. For no reason, other than the man is possessed by an evil spirit who will stop at nothing to get his way. Now from what you said he commanded you to get the Crood into the Hellyons, right?”

(Ace) “Yeh.” Still in shame, for he knew what was coming.

(Mick) “Well guess what, Ace? You might be next, eh? Because unlike God where you have a choice, with Satan, you don’t have a choice! You do what they say, or they whack you, or they destroy your career. They’ll either kill you or screw you over big time. And they’ll do it to all your band. And if you’re a Hellyon already? Doesn’t matter, they’ll get you anyway. ‘Do what you want,’ eh? More like ‘do what we want, or else!’ It’s all deception, Ace, all illusion.”

(Later, at Mark Besst’s estate)

Mark Besst could not find relief from tossing and turning in his bed, in his sleep as his master, Satan-Corion, let him know about how Tom was turning his followers away from the evil, especially Riley and the Crood whom the evil wanted to use against the sextet.

And you wanted me to inhabit you, you worthless weakling that can’t even control one damned minion of mine I told you to control—Riley and his mates are not only not going to help me destroy the traitorous Sound Unltd, but will totally turn against me—because you—you!—could not control them. But I gave in to your request the night you joined my minions in the Inner Sanctum! And what have you to show for it? You couldn’t impale the singer I told you to—and you still have not delivered his son to me! How much longer will I await this? Then the men you hired to get even with the six botch the jobs! Then Ace—one of my chief minions—no longer will do all that I have told him to do, though he and DisCord pretend to still. All because you—you!—cannot do my will! But I will give you one more chance—and if you fail me this time, I will gnaw your bones forever! You know I can and will do this!

A short while later, Mark Besst woke up in a cold sweat, screaming.

Part Two of this post will be posted in two weeks.

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Random Trilogy Snippets, Part Three: Ah, Galas….Where the Rich and Famous Get to ‘Dress’ in Their Hypocrisy

Time to post a new random snippet set as two weeks have gone by since the last post. And, thanks to that Metropolitan Museum Gala in NYC a week or so ago, highlighted by a Congresswoman known as ‘AOC’ wearing a dress with the words ‘Tax the Rich’ on it, I had found my snippet topic. This ‘gala’ featured fashion items worn by filthy rich celebrities and other elites that wore clothing adorned with touches of moral degradation disguised as ‘avant-guard’ ‘art’ that would have made the ancient capitals of moral degradation, Sodom and Gomorrah, cringe with envy. The reason this dress at this event caught my attention was because AOC is a premier hypocrite of today, whether in Congress trying to take guns away from law-abiding Americans with the Bill of Rights-Constitutional Right to Bear Arms while she has the wealth to hire loads of body guards, to her so-called ‘Green New Deal’ which will take land and wealth away from us ‘little people’ for the sake of ‘sustainable development’…in other words, for the sake of the rich and her elitist friends so they can, as is said in one of the two snippets I’ll post, ‘plunder nature.’ All part of the so-called ‘Great Reset,’ doncha know, where us ‘little people’ will ‘own nothing and be happy,’ as Klaus Schwab’s saying goes.

And it wasn’t just this gala, but others in the past, where filthy rich elites and celebrities wore furs of endangered wildlife, ate rare endangered marine life only they can afford, and toasted their ‘projects’ to ‘save the whales’ or ‘save’ whatever wildlife— after they went to Africa and hunted, say, endangered lions or whatever. All the while doing whatever they could to prevent us ‘little people’ from getting hunting and fishing licenses, in order to ‘save the environment.’ Folks, it isn’t that these folks shouldn’t be allowed to hunt whatever or wear whatever or eat whatever; it is their damning hypocrisy, their ‘for me but not for thee’ ‘virtue-signaling’ that causes me to write to expose their hypocrisy!

Now, onto the snippets, both from Chapter Eight of The Prophesied Band. However, the second snippet is from the original 1998 published version, and was one of the ‘deleted scenes’ taken out of the 2019 three-novels-in-one trilogy.

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Random Trilogy Snippets, Part One: Perilous Times

Perilous times? It sure seems that way! Just yesterday, a major hurricane invaded a part of the state of Louisiana where family members live and I pray they got through it safely. Just a week or so ago, a war that the US never should have gotten involved with in the first place, ended in a strange and somewhat infamous fashion as have so many other wars in this country have ended since the times of Alexander the Great! So-called “pandemics” which seem to have been created for nefarious purposes as if we’re living in a sci-fi or a dystopian thriller scenario. Child, adult, human, sex, whatever trafficking under the guise of ‘immigration,’ and not just in the US, either, but worldwide mostly for profit or other evil purposes. Earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, fires across northern California and Russia…as desert-mountain far west Texas hasn’t seen this much rain and flooding since 2004! Okay, okay, 2017…. Corrupt governments that only a criminal psychopath could love. And more….and will everyone soon be required to get ‘your papers, please’ just to travel to see loved ones or work or go to school or whatever?

And speaking of ‘your papers, please’….

The second novel of The Prodigal Band Trilogy, The Prophesied Band, goes into this ‘papers please’ notion. This novel, as stated in a previous post on ‘how’ the trilogy was written and why, was completed around the time that many thought was indeed perilous, that time of government actions against so-called ‘right-wing militias’ and other ‘rebellious’ groups such as the Branch Davidians. This mid- and late-90s period was when various alternative media organs warned against globalism and their so-called ‘new world order’ (mentioned by former president George HW Bush in one of his speeches) run mostly by ‘one-world-government’ organs like the United Nations. Perilous? Some Christian groups even believed that the ‘end times’ were coming quickly,  and, further, various evangelical types began harping on ‘the rapture,’ including the authors of a fictional novel serious called ‘Left Behind.’

That was then, but this is now, with a new paradigm called ‘the Great Reset.’ Do I even need to regurgitate the saying about owning nothing and being happy? (And is this saying copyrighted? Bwahahahahahahaha!). So that whether it is ‘pandemics’ or screwed-up economics or political skullduggery or wars and rumors of wars or crazy weather or earth-shattering events, these do seem like perilous times. ‘Papers, please’ or not.

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Snippets of The Prodigal Band Trilogy: Historical Context, Part One: Rome Invades Britain Under Emperor Claudius; Druids

According to this Wikipedia post on Rome’s conquest of Britain, the conquest began under Emperor Claudius in 43 AD. The historical context within The Prodigal Band Trilogy however isn’t really about conquering England or trying to conquer Scotland or keep the “Picts” as the Scots were called from trying to get rid of the Romans (one reason Hadrian’s Wall was built just north of the Tyne River, to keep out the “Picts”). The historical context is about conquering Wales, home to the fictitious Crag-Dweller sect of Celtic cannibals led by the pagan priest Crynnwagg in the fictitious “Craggy Mountains”. According to Wikipedia, when the Romans conquered Wales they had to put down the Druids as well. Unfortunately, Wikipedia does not have a post about Druids in Wales, but just Druids, a sect of priests that worshiped various pagan gods of the Celts, throughout Celtic areas including Scotland, Ireland, England, Breton (now part of France), Gaul (most of present-day France) and Cornwall, which has its own Cornish dialect.

The trilogy states the year 50 AD as the time when Rome invaded Wales, but that is not true, yet not far off either. According to the map on the Wikipedia page, the Romans entered Wales in 54 AD, and, by 96 AD, Wales was pretty much conquered completely. I chose the year 50 AD, not knowing exactly when Rome tried to invade Wales, because it’s a ‘round number’ so to speak—plus, there was a new Roman Emperor in 54 AD, Nero. And another thing—that fact that Rome conquered Wales and most of the rest of Britain really doesn’t play into the novels. Yet, the fact is (which I knew was fact for years) that the Druids did try to keep the Romans out of Britain (as they’d tried in Gaul and other places they inhabited, but under Julius Caesar in his time—Caesar did conquer Gaul and did visit Britain for a bit). Therefore, since the trilogy features the evil Crynnwagg as the high priest of the Crag Dwellers who lived in the ‘Craggy’ Mountains of Wales and fought Druids, and since Druids did try to keep out the Romans, it figured that the Roman invasion under Claudius needed to be referenced. From Wikipedia:

“…Late in 47 the new governor of Britain, Publius Ostorius Scapula, began a campaign against the tribes of modern-day Wales, and the Cheshire Gap. The Silures of southeast Wales caused considerable problems to Ostorius and fiercely defended the Welsh border country. Caratacus himself was defeated in the Battle of Caer Caradoc and fled to the Roman client tribe of the Brigantes who occupied the Pennines. Their queen Cartimandua was unable or unwilling to protect him however, given her own truce with the Romans, and handed him over to the invaders. Ostorius died and was replaced by Aulus Didius Gallus who brought the Welsh borders under control but did not move further north or west, probably because Claudius was keen to avoid what he considered a difficult and drawn-out war for little material gain in the mountainous terrain of upland Britain. When Nero became emperor in 54, he seems to have decided to continue the invasion and appointed Quintus Veranius as governor, a man experienced in dealing with the troublesome hill tribes of Anatolia. Veranius and his successor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus mounted a successful campaign across North Wales, famously killing many druids when he invaded the island of Anglesey in 60. Final occupation of Wales was postponed however when the rebellion of Boudica forced the Romans to return to the south east in 60 or 61.”

Most of Wales was conquered in the 70s AD, according to Wikipedia.

“…The new governor was Agricola, returning to Britain, and made famous through the highly laudatory biography of him written by his son-in-law, Tacitus. Arriving in mid-summer of 78, Agricola completed the conquest of Wales in defeating the Ordovices…He then invaded Anglesey, forcing the inhabitants to sue for peace.”

Further down scrolling indicates in red all of Wales was conquered up to around where Hadrian’s Wall would be located, in 96 AD. As for the Druids, from the Wikipedia page on Druids:

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The Truth About the (Music) ‘Industry’ Expounded in The Prodigal Band Trilogy (Part Three)—Handlers and Agendas

It isn’t just a matter of “selling one’s soul” for fame and fortune that explains why so many entertainers appear to promote and practice debauched behavior on- and off-stage. Those guiding their careers and success surely have something to do with it, including managers, producers, backers, and such ‘influencers’ as pop culture sages and spirit-guides. Timothy Leary and new age leader Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are examples from the ‘hippie days’ of the sixties, and Aliester Crowley, a Satanist and leader of an occultist group Thelema who died in 1947 (and memorialized by the Beatles as ‘sergeant pepper’ of sorts…Crowley also appeared on that album’s cover) also was an influencer in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s; Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin fame was an avowed follower of Crowley.

Thus it is not just ‘whistling Dixie’ that I included among the evil characters for The Prodigal Band Trilogy the occult ‘church’ leader Swami Negran, his successor, ‘healer’ Cole Blessing, and then the next successor Mark Besst, a tech oligarch in the age of the internet. Also included in the bad guy list are evil ‘Novordo Club’ and occult secret society the Hellyons members Baron Torquay-Lambourgeau, Duke Marty Effingchester, Mrs. X and Y and Rodney Davis, a mafioso-type, and others. All of these can be considered handlers, making sure the prodigal band Sound Unltd follows the nihilist agenda set forth by the evil, led by the Satan-character, Corion, who guides those handlers.

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The Truth About the (Music) ‘Industry’ Expounded in The Prodigal Band Trilogy (Part Two)

Years ago I read several articles in various newspapers and pop culture magazines about Mafia or ‘Syndicate’ influence in the music industry (as with Hollywood and other entertainment platforms) into the 80s and 90s. I know for a fact that the Mafias (and I don’t just mean the Sicilian one) owned various night clubs and concert venues (and not just in the US).Though Mafia influence seems to have waned some I suspect they still have a say in the entertainment businesses, including record labels.

Note: the part about involvement with evil New Age guru Swami Negran, as stated in the previous post, will appear next week in Part Three.

The following snippet is from Chapter Two of the original version of The Prodigal Band, self-published by OmegaBooks in 2018, © Deborah Lagarde. The then-five band members (minus bassist Keith who would rejoin the band later) are sitting with then-manager Billy Prestin, Keith’s dad Sean Mullock and new road manager Billy Hallsip, eating spaghetti, the night before the band Sound Unltd would embark on their contest-winning national tour.

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Snippets of The Prodigal Band Trilogy Controversial Topics Series: Episode Five-Evolution vs. Creation-Intelligent Design (Part 1)

The previous episode on “It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know” ended thusly:

The next controversial topic will be played in two parts, dealing with the feud between Creation, or its more scientific calling card, ‘Intelligent Design,’ and Evolution. Featured will be a ‘would-you-believe’ fact about evolution founder Charles Darwin that shocked the heck out of me, in Darwin’s own words straight out of ‘Origin of the Species.’ Spoiler alert—Darwin isn’t who you might think he is! And that was the shock! The topic will heavily feature band keyboard-synthist Bry, whose parents were staunch atheists, humanists and evolutionists.

The actual snippets will be posted in Part 2; this episode will feature facts about Darwin’s Theory of Evolution that are not taught in any public school or Christian School because that would go against the narrative that Charles Darwin was an atheist and humanist and rationalist that supposedly came up with this theory to try to prove that Creator God did not and does not exist by stating that various forms of life began from two living particles which somehow turned into the so-called “Big Bang Theory.” Two particles collided creating more particles and more particles, and the rest of the story. Then various life forms evolved from there.

But what the narrative does not say is who or what created those two particles. After all, just as one cannot divide by zero or nothing, something cannot come from nothing. So something had to create those first particles.

And, to my shock—since I’ve never read “Origin of the Species” by Darwin—I had no idea that Darwin actually knew that whatever came to be and then evolved had to come out of something.

According to this post here called “Demonizing Darwin,” the final paragraph in “Origin of the Species”—the original versions that is—states the following:

“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed BY THE CREATOR into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

In other words, Darwin was NOT an atheist and had to have believed in THE CREATOR (that is, God) in order to state such an ending statement. It is almost as if he’s quoting the Book of Genesis Chapter One, when God breathed life into Adam (and of course into all creation)!

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Snippets of The Prodigal Band Trilogy Controversial Topics Series: Episode Four-“It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know.”

Several snippet posts seemingly back the idea that in order to succeed in the popular music industry and the entertainment business in general, one must “sell” his or her soul “to the devil.” That mind-set has been around many, many years but became a dominant theme during the period when rock music reigned supreme and continues even harder in these days of rap/hip-hop supremacy as rock seems to have faded into a background within the mainstream. For instance, it is getting harder and harder to find classic rock radio stations in places like El Paso, yet rap and hip-hop stations there are much easier to find. I have my suspicions as to why, but I won’t go into that here. Simply, it is the way industry moguls want it to be.

Interestingly enough, some of the more popular rock bands these days hail from Asia, especially Japan and Korea with J-Pop/Rock and K-Pop/Rock (the GazettE, a Japanese rock band, for example, is my daughter’s fave rock band, and they have toured the US twice on world tours…their record label is SONY as far as I know). Europe still has some of the more popular grunge and death metal bands, as well. So while rock is not “dead,” it isn’t what it used to be in the US.

These snippet posts don’t cover this notion, but do deal with how rock or any recording artists come to be targeted for fame and fortune in the first place. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” was a saying I remember as a kid in the 50s and applied to many career threads or business success. In the 60s and 70s rock and roll era, it was obvious, as several friends (and including a band I was in for a short time) could verify that they wouldn’t become “rock stars” because they didn’t “know” the “right people.” They might know local bar or night club owners, but not any of the “big boys.” I did have a college friend that played in a band that performed in a large NYC pub venue, but that was as far as they got in the early 80s.

While the first novel in The Prodigal Band Trilogy, Battle of the Band, starts off with a “prayer” for success as the band Sound Unltd began its contest-winning national pub and small venue tour, it doesn’t really cover the “who” they “knew” aspect of the beginnings of their success. The third novel, The Prodigal Band, however, does begin with introducing the “who” they “know” people that helped create the group, including influencer parents and adoptive parents as well as ancestors. And these ‘parents,’ having been in the business themselves twenty years earlier, “knew” others, higher-ups so-to-speak, with more clout who would assure early success, and who “knew” others even higher up who would make sure they’d make it big.

All of the following snippets come from The Prodigal Band.

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Happy Thanksgiving! And a New Snippet Series Coming Soon

Happy Thanksgiving to all readers, followers, friends and relatives!

As the turkey says, “Gobble, gobble, gobble!”

Starting (likely) next week will be a new snippet series featuring “controversial topics” within The Prodigal Band Trilogy…and some of these subjects, I guarantee it, will ‘offend’ some readers for sure. For instance, one of my band characters, keyboard-synthist Bry, born into an atheist-Darwinian-evolutionist family, tries to debunk his parents’ belief system. And, while I have been taught evolution in public schools from the get-go, I never truly bought into this theory (and, if evolution is true, why isn’t it called the LAW of Evolution, as Newton’s Thermodynamics claims are called LAWS, not Theories?)–doing the math, so to speak, one cannot DIVIDE BT ZERO! So where, evolution proponents, did the “thing” that began to so-called “Big Bang” that began life come from? Nothing? I don’t think so! So that until evolutionists can prove that the ‘something’ that brought about everything exists, I cannot believe in evolution!

By the way, folks, “Creation” is NOT science either! That is why scientists that believe in Creation call it “Intelligent Design.” Ben Stein, who is Jewish, made a really good movie called “Expelled” about what Intelligent Design is about. Stein as himself is the main character. His debate with Richard Dawkins is priceless! But, is Intelligent Design actually science?

Another one is indentured servitude. Another band character, drummer Tom, grew up in an indentured family in extreme poverty. Does this still exist? According to an English woman I met in the early 90s nearby, it still exists. She claimed many folks in Cornwall, a Duchy by the way, are indentured. So, based on her claim–and I have no proof it does still exist, just her word–I made this character indentured. According to William Hoffman’s book, “They Were White and They Were Slaves,” many whites from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Scots-Irish as well, came to what would become America as indentured servants. This means they had to work off the debt they incurred to come across the ocean, or other debts. According to Hoffman and others, some dirt poor folks in large cities were simply kidnapped and brought over as slaves. It is up to the reader to ‘believe it or not.’

And other controversial topics….

Blessings!

Parable from Luke 15: Prodigal Son Meets The Prodigal Band (Part Four)

We have come to the end of this sub-set of episodes of Biblical References snippets within The Prodigal Band Trilogy where The Prodigal Band meets the Prodigal Son (from Luke Chapter 15). Part One is here; Part Two is here, and Part Three is here. This Part Four finishes this set and is based on the verses from Luke 15: 20 until the end of the parable. Having spent his inheritance on reprobate living, then having spent it all until there was nothing left, the prodigal son is forced to eek out an existence feeding pigs, wishing he was back home and not literally starving while his father’s servants have plenty to eat. So he decides to return to his father as a ‘hired’ servant. From Luke 15, the Parable of the Prodigal Son:

{15:20} And he arose, and

came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his

father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his

neck, and kissed him. {15:21} And the son said unto him,

Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and

am no more worthy to be called thy son. {15:22} But the

father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put

[it] on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on [his]

feet: {15:23} And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it;]

and let us eat, and be merry: {15:24} For this my son was

dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they

began to be merry.

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