I have been reading ‘Good Omens’ by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
A comic story of the end of the world(!) it’s well worth reading just as a humorous novel. But it has some interesting things to say about religion and theology.
I came across this:
“‘I don’t see what’s so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin’ upset ‘cos they act like people,’ said Adam severely. ‘Anyway, if you stopped tellin’ people it’s all sorted out after they’re dead, they might try sorting it all out while they’re alive.'”
This has a lot to say to us I think. A whole theology summed up in just two sentences.
Do you think, like I do, that Jesus’ message was all about living now and making the world a better place by what we do rather than focussing on a future (that no-one knows much about)? Are we up for the challenge?
I’d be interested to hear your views