"Of all the questions you might want to ask / about angels, the only one you ever hear / is how many can dance on the head of a pin." -- Billy Collins, bio {Others' quotes}


What would you ask, if you had one question?

This song, pondering a God with all the troubles of his creations, is kind of a throw-back to the Greeks' view of their Gods and their human foibles. Opinions vary if it was elevatory, celebratory or derogatory.

What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make his way home

If God had a face what would it look like
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that
you would have to believe
in things like heaven and in Jesus and the saints
and all the prophets


Pointedly Funny

Among the things that separate us from the animals is our drive to believe in the supernatural and our willingness to make fun of each other. Those practices collide into Emo Philips.

Philips, who wrote the funniest God joke ever, is included in the Know Beliefs Memory Passages page