The Proof Industry
Today at The Guardian, a bit of a glimpse into my ongoing obsessions about proofs for the existence of God. Just last night, sifting through a novella I wrote as a freshman in college, I discovered a whole forgotten chapter about the proofs—for some reason, they have been following me so doggedly all these years.…
When God Created Pigeons
When God created pigeons he probably thought: Man needs a flying crap vacuum as he reached down into his big bag of rocks and took his Bubbalicious bubblegum out of his mouth and made two little feet. Then he waved his magic wand over his creation, said something in Pig Latin and sprinkled a little…
The Diaries of the Late God
Last week a dear friend blessed me with a 1968 first edition paperback copy of a sleeping classic: Excerpts from the Diaries of the Late God by Anthony Towne. I love this. The dedication page sends a tingle down my spine. The poet Anthony Towne was, if you didn’t know, the extraordinary partner of the…
Proof Enough for Me
When the usual proofs for God don’t do the trick, sometimes you have to think up your own.
Baba, Baba, Everywhere!
God is a Dickhead — conclusive proof from Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible.
When beliefs can change as easily as the weather, so do your chances of hitting the jackpot — or experiencing revelation.
Please Don’t Feed the Prophet
What would you do if you got a note from God? Would you sell it on Ebay? Would you call the cops?
The Lord, and the Rings
Can Hollywood answer the perennial question: Who was Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?