God

August 31, 2005, from space.

The Last Nail

God and democracy four years after Hurricane Katrina.

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Bedtime Stumblings

Somewhere between Jedi and G.I. Joe, there must be an explanation.

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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.…

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The What of God?

A chat with Robert Wright on his new monster, The Evolution of God.

Killing the Buddha

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…

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Devotion Commotion

The ambivalent state of the acolyte.

Dedication

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…

Killing the Buddha

God Saved the World

They’re not who you’d usually expect to meet at a monastery.

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Tea with God

After a lifetime spent looking for God, Sue finally finds him. And he’s pretty steamy.

all images by Nathan Schneider

Proof Enough for Me

When the usual proofs for God don’t do the trick, sometimes you have to think up your own.

"It is enough that there is a world, after all."

Running on Faith

Where is God? Chasing an answer when you can’t see the road ahead.

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Baba, Baba, Everywhere!

God is a Dickhead — conclusive proof from Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible.

"I began to pray for forgiveness, thinking the cherries might line up, the machine spilling shiny tokens of good fate."

Slot-Machine God

When beliefs can change as easily as the weather, so do your chances of hitting the jackpot — or experiencing revelation.

"You be the prophet. Go ahead."

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?

Gibson's Reverend Hess: "I will not waste one more minute of my life on prayer!"

Signs of the Father

Has God been reduced to cinematic sleights-of-hand?

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The Lord, and the Rings

Can Hollywood answer the perennial question: Who was Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?

"Pigeons don't talk."

Another Room

Remember when God was just another cashier behind the cage?

He's much taller in person.

In Pop We Trust

Has Tom Cruise abandoned Scientology for Bob Dylan?