It’s a mystery. That’s the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it’s mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously…I understand where Bill Maher is coming from when he says, basically, the world is destroying itself over a bunch of fairy tales about talking snakes and men who are alive inside fishes. I’m very sympathetic to it, but at the same time, given the cosmos that we’re living in, it’s very persuasive, the idea that there is some kind of first cause that’s running things.
Stephen King’s God trip in Salon where he talks about The Stand and how prescient it is (and I can’t believe The Stand is 30 years old arleady!). He has a new collection of short stories out in November and just finished another book. Can’t decide if he’s God-blessed or in cahoots with the man downstairs. Either way, the man is brilliant.