Mrs. Love Very Much, a historian and social commentator for the world created by John Bunyan in "The Pilgrim's Progress", wishes to express how modern technology has not made people today wiser than those described by Bunyan as Christian traveled the Straight and Narrow Path from outside The City of Destruction to The Celestial City. She uses her son, Dunn O. Much as an example.
Dunn O. has a girlfriend, Good Girl, who has his baby, Treasure, and he dumps them both for his dream woman, Always Wanting More. She does not want him because she is always wanting more. Then his father, Marvel Much, ponders where he will spend eternity as he is dying while Dunn O. and Always Wanting listen.
The Pilgrim's Progress is believed to have been written while Bunyan was in prison for preaching without a license, and was published in 1678. It is believed that more copies have been sold throughout the years than any other book except the bible.
Vanity Fair was eventually expanded to both sides of the Deep, and Gentle Pilgrim ways are no longer tolerated here either. Though all men are sinners, the Mammonite behavior was and is every bit as heathenish as and far more so than the behavior of the Rightful People who have been supplanted from the land we all call home. While Christians are no longer killed for their testimony as they were in the days of Christian, the ideals of Vanity Fair are still very much with us where we are. At least I should say that Christians are not killed where we live yet.
The Enchanted Ground has also stretched this far because we see pilgrims falling asleep wherever the Enchanted Ground may be found. It seems so fair and lovely, but we see them nodding off all of the time even while they are being persecuted by the citizens of Vanity Fair. The borders have grown and overlap with Vanity Fair. In every culture that I am familiar with from the City of Destruction to this place, we see the same thing(s). We see unhappy sinners trying to lead Gentle Converts back into the sins that they knew before they were converted. If these Gentle Converts are truly converts, they know better than to be misled by the sinners, but those who are not true converts are easily led astray. Most of the sinners do not know better either. They have no idea what real happiness is.
Bunyan illustrated the Straight and Narrow way which leads unto righteousness very well. He described it as a place where travelers had to begin in the right place and not leave, or they would fall into sin or get into trouble. In Bunyan's day the best education available was useless. Educated people were not interested in the Straight and Narrow and would not advocate walking it. They did not ask "What would Jesus do?" but instead would very often ask, "What would the Greek Gods do?" or "What would the Greek philosophers think?" because they ignorantly assumed that one ideology was as good as the other. Not much has changed since that time; people still make all kinds of assumptions about one ideal being as good as another.
Visitors often ask why our village is called Molehill Mountain when ther are no actual mountains. A native will point out that there are many mountains in Molehill Mountain. We just stop the production with poisoned peanuts that we buy at the Molehill Mountain Garden Supply Store. We think that it was named by a Mammonite who heard the common people complaining about their problems. That Mammonite did not share the same problems and was not concerned about the problems of the helpless since Mammonites only think about themselves. Therefore, that Mammonite said that the people were making mountains out of molehills. Nevertheless, this story is not so much about the neighborhood that we live in as much as it is about ourselves and mainly about my son, Dunn, which is preparing for the journey to the Celestial City as I am also. After I tell you about my son and his problems, I will later tell about the neighborhood and how the destructive acts of the enemy affects everyone.