It could, however, have been worse. Whoever distributed the things had tucked some of them under people's windshield wipers. I'm okay with that if you're talking about a flyer or a tract or something, but this is a ninety-four page book.
Tragically, the people who distributed these things didn't leave any identifying information - like, say, a little "come to our cult meeting to learn just how crazy we are" card - nor did I manage to catch anyone in the act. So I looked the thing up on Amazon, and now I have some idea who the culprits are: it's a Seventh Day Adventist thing. Some of the Amazon reviews are pretty priceless, too:
Having read poor apologetical works by numerous groups, I had come across my share of illogical and at times illucid treatises. Yet National Sunday Law belongs in a class of its own - it may be to apologetics books what Plan 9 from Outer Space is to science fiction movies.So I took it home and read it. My first reaction is that it's an absolute marvel of apophenia. Granted, a lot of it is just recycled anti-Catholic nonsense and run-of-the-mill doomsday predictions, but there's a level of in-depth tinfoil hat lunacy here that sets National Sunday Law apart. So -- provided my interest, attention, and sanity hold up -- in the coming weeks I'll spend some time exploring "A Shocking Glimpse Behind the Scenes" as "Forces unite amid stupendous crisis..."