Five years ago I had to make a difficult decision. Should I go on accepting a religion I knew in my heart was not true, or should I study the religion and find out why it had been a prevailing religion for two thousand years, with a billion adherents? This necessitated my investigating the religion, hoping my findings would strengthen my belief in Catholicism, but what I discovered was an almighty church that, since its creation in the fourth century, has been a shameful, dishonorable, self-serving, covert institution.
I knew the true story should be told. I knew I had to try telling it. I have spent the last five years researching and composing the disheartening story.