I was flattered by Richard L. Tierney's reaction to my story:
"Hi, Howie. Today I finished re-reading your hideously delightful tale "The Mask of the God Hunter". I had to give it a second going-over to catch all the clever allusions and implications you worked into it, not to mention the names of characters and places. It was a riot -- in more senses than one. I was chuckling all the way through. Highly satisfying to both my bloodthirstiness and my sense of humor.
And it's more than just a rousing and rowdy bloodfest of a tale. In a way, it's a summation of the history of humanity's religious progress over the last two thousand years."