Kurt Gonzales began studying Philosophy and Creative Writing in high school and he discovered a passion for both. His teachers had praised his writing talent throughout his academic career and he found writing came easy. One day his girlfriend showed him some creative writing story prompts and he started writing them out. This was the beginning of his desire to be a writer and that girlfriend his first audience, hearing his earliest story pitches.
Because she was religious and he liked teasing her, many of his book ideas from this period were about things that could potentially bring about the Rapture. However, Kurt’s conception for the Rapture was not in fulfilment of prophesy, but instead a negation of both prophesy and the engine of prophesy. The original title of ‘Wrath And Rapture’ reflects this: The Day God Died.
The idea first came to him after reading an article about a man with one of the highest IQ’s in America who claimed he was writing a book which would provide a philosophical proof for the existence of God. Kurt realized if this man was right and people had definitive proof, God as described by many Christian sects would cease to exist because, according to some, God is powered by Faith. If everyone lost their Faith because of new-found certainty, an unintended consequence could bring about the religious depiction of God losing His power and dying.
As the source of the animating force and immaterial essence of human beings, if God died then everyone on Earth would lose their higher forms of consciousness and revert to a simplistic or animalistic state.
But what, exactly, could bring about the death of God and what would then happen to society, to our human civilization?
The answers to these questions can be found in the pages of “Wrath & Rapture.”