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Presidential Candidates Silent on Plans to Defeat Death

Contact: Anthony Horvath, 202-280-7971


MEDIA ADVISORY, October 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- A survey of presidential candidate websites and public statements, including the ones belonging to the candidate of hope, revealed no detailed plans on how they were going to tackle the problem of death.


Author AR Horvath's book on the subject of hope, "Spero," explains why.


"Spero" is AR Horvath's second book in his Birth Pangs series and is officially available, today, October 20th, 2008. "Spero" is Latin for hope. The book explores the various forms of despair common to Man and Man's solutions: government, technology, and education. These are seen to fail when confronted with Man's ultimate problem: death.


Horvath says, "This election is an example of how we tend to lose our bearings. On the one hand we are being asked to believe that 'reform' is possible. On the other hand, we are supposed to put our hope in 'change.' We've all been around the block enough times to know that this rhetoric disappears when slammed against the hard political realities in Washington, but this never stops us from acting as though this time will be different."


In "Spero" there are no institutions to rely on. Foreign invaders conquered the United States but on account of a biological holocaust and a limited nuclear war, these invaders have been driven out. In the anarchy that remains, men and women struggle to decide what kinds of things they ought to put their hope in. Survivors set up governments, governments raise up armies, armies race to the rescue: but death looms over all.


Horvath explains, "We can save Social Security but we'll still die. We can lower taxes but we'll still die. We can vote for the candidate of hope, but we'll still die. We can vote for the war hero, but we'll still die. We can make life as great as possible, but we'll still die. Who will rescue us from this body of death?"


Horvath concludes, "The only way through the 'dark night of the soul' is to see that only a transcendent hope can sustain us, ultimately. The next obvious question is whether or not such a hope is reasonable to have. I say yes."


AR Horvath's "Spero" is available in hard cover through the author's website, www.birthpangs.com or through Amazon.com. He is available for interviews. You may contact him at 202-280-7971 or author@birthpangs.com. A recent review was posted at his ministry website.