Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

The First Book of Enoch: A Vision of Tartarus

Previous Chapter: Enoch’s Mission The first vision was shown to me was this: Clouds invited me and a mist summoned me, the course of the stars and the lightning sped and hastened me, and the winds caused me to fly, … Continue reading

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The First Book of Enoch: Enoch’s Mission

Previous Chapter: The Watchers Before these things took place, I, Enoch was hidden, and none of the children of men knew where I was or what had become of me. My activities had to do with the Watchers, who called … Continue reading

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The First Book of Enoch: The Watchers

Previous Chapter: Enoch’s Apocalypse Enoch now turns to a description of the Watchers, rogue angels who come to earth and interbreed with humans. In the days of Jared , when the children of men had first multiplied, beautiful and comely … Continue reading

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The First Book of Enoch: Enoch’s Apocalypse

The apocryphal first book of Enoch (1 Enoch) begins with a vision of the end times. These are the words and blessings of Enoch, with which he blesses the chosen and righteous who will be living in the days of … Continue reading

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Review of “The Umbrella Academy” (season 1)

* * * * A The Umbrella Academy, a new series on Netflix, is based on a comic book written by Gerard Way, the former front man of the rock band My Chemical Romance. It tells the story of a … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence at the Drive Thru

The Washinton Post reports: At this fast-food drive-through, the person taking your order might not be a person at all. Welcome to the new era of fast food, where the robot revolution is well underway. The inexorable march toward automation … Continue reading

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Why Adapt Dracula?

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897. It is fairly readable today, though there are some old words that are no longer in common use, and the sentence structure is convoluted in places. The original text is available for free … Continue reading

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