But if this is supposed to be a radiation-proof shelter, you may have more difficulty. Lead shielding is what you need now. There is such a thing as radiation protective lead-glass, but I don't know if it's up to shielding against stuff more powerful than hospital x-ray equipment (you'll have to look into it, I've used up all my amateur scientist powers getting this far) - and you'll also need an airlock with some sort of decontamination system, if that door opens to a contaminated area.
But that, then, raises the question, if everything on the surface is contaminated so that people had to go underground... how did they survive long enough to build the safes? But what the heck, back when I was watching Cleopatra 2525, I didn't worry about how they fought off the aliens long enough for a major construction project to build their tube, so maybe it's not that big a deal.
I agree. There is no way the church (any church) is going to give up it's power without one hell of a fight. There's no way people entrenched in their faith will give up hope, either. Even if it were somehow proved beyond any doubt that God was dead, the church would come up with a spin-doctored story about how, if we keep our faith alive and live right, God will return from the dead to storm the gates of heaven and smite the alien hordes. And most people would grab at it like a drowning man after a life-preserver. If people are beaten down so far that religion completely failed... everything else failed first, and they aren't building any Safes.CAP (Narrator): The old religions were gone, forgotten with the horrors of the war that was. (Bull. Judeo-Christian mythology has existed for over 2000 years, with Judaism older than that (it also being the basis of Islam). There’s no way that religion can be gone or forgotten. History gives lie to this statement.)
Now if you were to say that religious faith is in decline and the church is a weak shadow of it's former glory... that I might buy. Gone? Forgotten? Uh uh.
Aww... and I thought it just got interesting.PANEL 2: Pull in close trailing shot of the car heading towards a large cave. (With this page…)
PANEL 3: We’re looking behind and above the car. The car’s in the cave, machine guns have sprouted out of the hood of the car and are currently blasting mutants that live in this cave. (…you’ve lost the interest of your readers.)
God is dead and the world glows in the dark... okay, whatever.
Mad Max Pony Express... hell yeah, that's a comic book!