STONY LIFE AND DESTRUCTION
Astronomical Revelations or 666 follows:
"Astronomical Revelation or 666 written by Larry Brian Radka is a scientific and historical study of asteroids and comets with respect to the Apocalypse," wrote Carrillee Collins From the Bookshelf. "For perhaps the first time in history somebody has tried to scientifically decipher several chapters of the mysterious biblical Book of Revelation and the meaning of the enigmatic Number of the Beast--666. I had a difficult time getting into it but once I did, I couldn't put it down. It's interesting, easy to understand and his descriptions and reasoning makes sense. It is full of facts and Biblical quotes. Larry explains how our inner terrestrial solar system violently came about--in accordance with science and the Bible. It's a book for those not only into religion but astronomy."
The following are excerpts from an interview of Larry Brian Radka with Seth Muller, a staff writer for The Parkersburg News, on Wednesday, September 17, 1997, with reference to his latest book, Astronomical Revelations or 666. Larry then explained,
“It’s very, very controversial, but what’s the sense in writing a book  if it’s not going to stir up a little controversy?”
Seth went on to relate that “It is Radka’s second book effort. He said he was drawn to the biblical book of prophecy.”
“The Book of Revelation is enigmatic, but it is complete,” Radka said. “It just takes a lot of work to figure out, and most people don’t have enough information.”
Radka has collected between 2,000 and 3,000 out-of-print books to research his topic. He said that these books have information to which most people don’t have access.
“Astronomical Revelations” is highly illustrated and is composed of approximately 60 percent quoted material. Radka said his main purpose is to pass on information that is not easily obtainable.
He doesn’t consider himself an expert and believes nothing qualifies him as a writer.
“I’m not trying to act like an authority on the subject: I just want to have some answers.” Radka said. “I couldn’t find the information I wanted, and when I found out, I realized that I’ve been jerked around, and I’m tired of being jerked around.”
Radka is a born-again Christian, but in his research found that modern Christians have been misinformed on several issues relating to the Bible.
“I’ve discovered passages in the Bible where, based on translation, God appears as plural and . . . the Greeks substituted ‘God’ with ‘Lord’,” Radka said. “I’m still trying to figure out which god is which.”
Radka examines other aspects of Revelation and the Bible which challenge some accepted beliefs. He said this is what “ticks people off.”
“If you’re taught something all your life, then learn something different, you usually just want to reject it.” Radka said, “New Age people are more open-minded to my book than people who are indoctrinated into religion.”
The controversies of this book give it a small market, according to Radka, and he doesn’t expect to make any money.
“I wrote this book because it was an inspirational thing and not a money-making thing,” Radka said. “This self-publishing deal isn’t what it’s cracked up to be . . . . I’ve only made pennies on the hour writing this thing.”
“Historical Evidence for Unicorns” was Radka’s first book. He called it a minor success, which he attributes to people’s fascination with the horned horses.
He doesn’t expect the same success with his second work.
“I don’t think I’ll write another book until after I retire,” Radka said. “This book has cost me too much money.”
[Larry Brian Radka did write a third book in 2006 (after the author did early retire--on social security) and it was titled: The Electric Mirror on the Pharos Lighthouse and Other Ancient Lighting.]
[Pages 31 through 39 of Chapter 3 of Astronomical Revelations or 666 above might explain why Radka has had problems separating the Bible’s Hebrew God and the other gods who preceded our existence.]