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Interview with God

Political Humor

In a pursuit of a story, reporters sometimes have to go to the ends of the universe. Well, this reporter has done just that. I secured an interview with The Source. Last week I had an exclusive interview with God.

TD: Hello God, uh can I call you God?

G: Of course.

TD: Thank you for your time.

G: Not at all. I would have done this interview with Dateline but they bumped me for a segment on Scott Peterson.

TD: Yikes…Uh…We should probably start then.

G: Yes, dear - go ahead.

TD: Well, God you are seen as a bit of an ogre by some of your constituents.

G: Am I really? I've always seen myself as more of a practical joker.

TD: A practical joker? Would you care to elaborate?

G: Well, the King of Rock and Roll died on the ‘throne’. I thought that was pretty much inspired. Uhm, Graves' disease is not fatal.TD: It's not?

G: Dr. Graves discovered a disease that bears his name yet is not fatal. I thought it would be funny…in a morbid type of way perhaps.

TD: Any recent practical jokes that we should be aware of?

G: Oh yes! Recently the US military needed Arabic translators - they asked for them and I provided. I sent them oh - half a dozen. But (giggle) they were all openly gay and got dishonorably discharged. Isn't that funny?

TD: More ironic I think.

G: Well my humor is more in that vein.

TD: God doesn’t like slapstick?

G: Human's created slapstick - God created irony.

TD: Yes, back to the gay issue. Doesn’t it say in the bible that homosexuality is forbidden?

G: It says a lot of things in the bible.

TD: Didn’t you write the bible?

G: Yes I wrote the bible. I've also written a billion other books, essays, articles and grocery lists. I'm a ghost writer - pardon the pun. Think of all the Greek Tragedies - Homer's Odyssey - I've done some great work. The bible is just one book - one book that only 3 people - all of whom were in jail at the time - have read from cover to cover. You’ve never read it all the way through have you?

TD: I'm assuming you know the answer to that.

G: Sorry, it's an obvious sore spot. I wrote the Koran too you know.

TD: That brings me to the next question: what do you think of all the different religions and interpretations of you?

G: Oh, I like it.

TD: You do?

G: Here's another bit of brilliance on my part. You see humans are so terribly boring. They are all basically all the same. They like sex, food and sleep - day in day out. They all have the same fears - the same instincts. They're just all little carbon copies - pardon another pun - of each other. Imagine if you will, if there was only one breed of dog on earth. Imagine 6 billion Yorkshire terriers? Wouldn’t that be dull? So, my attempt was to make it interesting. Put some color in the world. I've just never liked uniform prayer - you know - mix it up a little.

TD: Yeah, but what about Holy Wars?

G: If you think it's not funny when they meet me and I inform them that their enemy and them have the same God - oh it's a priceless gag.

TD: What about atheist?

G: Atheist? Hmm yes. Well unless they’ve been in the trenches - I don’t believe in them.

Posted by at December 3, 2003 2:53 PM