Atheists Talk #0075, Sunday, June 21, 2009
First, let's suppose that Jehovah God is real. Good News for the religious, right? Then, let's twist it a bit and see what happens should Jehovah die. This would cause a major problem for at least the Abrahamic religions. After all, how could we hope for eternal life if the Provider Himself is subject to mortality? The guarantee of eternal life in His Presence would at that time become null and void. Steps must be taken and a cover-up must be carried out. Hiding bodies is difficult enough, but when the body of Jehovah falls from Heaven and turns out to be two miles long, complications multiply. The beauty of novels is that they allow absurdities to shed light on reality, and James Morrow uses the device of the dead god to illuminate our notions on religion and philosophy. Scott Lohman, president of the Humanists of Minnesota, will interview Morrow on our show.
- Towing Jehovah at Amazon.com, including reader reviews
- The Passionate Rationalist, James Morrow's LiveJournal
- James Morrow's novels
- Wikipedia page on James Morrow
- Review of Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins' novel on the corpse of Jesus
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