Vern's First Publication
In 1958, Vern (age 16) spent all his summer earnings to publish
this Fundamentalist tract to hand out to his high school friends.
Shortly after the school year began,
he read Thomas Paine's Age of Reason and then Bertrand Russell's "Why I am not a Christian,"
became a militant atheist, and dumped boxes and boxes of of these tracts into the trash.