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BigNoboDaddy's Avatar Jump to comment 38 by BigNoboDaddy

It just so poignant and funny I could not resist quoting this here. Here is a flavour of the Heavenly discourse:

God: Hermes, what is that awful buzzing in the radio?

Hermes: God Almighty, I will see.

God: Gabriel, have one of the electricians look into it - Volta, Steinmetz, Franklin - somebody.

Gabriel: Yes Lord.

Hermes: I can't make head or tail of it; just a lot of groaning and buzzing.

God: Gabriel, see if you can understand it.

Hermes: It reminds me of a pair of bellows Hephaestus once had at his forge - whines, groans, sighs, sobs, squeaks, and nothing but wind.

Gabriel: I know. It's a prayer.

Hermes: That's what I said. Nothing but wind.

God: A prayer? From the earth, of course?

Gabriel: From the earth.

God: Of course. Is this sabbath?

Gabriel: No, Lord.

God: Then why on earth are they praying?

Gabriel: They are in trouble.

God: O yes - they do also pray when they are in trouble. What's the matter?

Gabriel: They want rain.

God: Who wants rain?

Gabriel: Denver, Colorado, United States, Earth.

God: Why do they bother me for every little local, petty, particular want? Don't they understand that I have a whole universe on my hands? They mean nothing to me ----.

However after much discussion he concedes and summons Aquarius instructing him:

God: Well, for my sake, hurry over to Denver, Colorado, United States, Earth and feel like watering there. Give them plenty. ..... Give Denver plenty of water. Water it so I never hear from it again....

You will have to read the book to find out what happens next. As posted earlier it is available online at

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 21:24:54 UTC | #865679