“If you wanna be a dummy, write about God.” That's what my journalism 101 professor said. He was a short squatty man who smoked too many cigars, and smelled like cats.
“A journalist's job” he went on, “is to REPORT, not speculate.”
Thank God I ain't no journalist.
Thomas, age 5: “I think God's really, like, nice, and makes people, do stuff to each others. And he gives you stuff. Lots and lots!"
Joey, 10: “I don't know, God's maybe, a big thing, who just kinda, makes everything happen. Like the world turning and stuff.”
Lisa, 39: “My dad's a Latin teacher. The word God
comes from the same Latin word meaning, 'good.' So, I think God's, basically, kind of, goodness.”
Phillip, 20: “I don't know if I believe in God or not. I mean, look at all the bad in the world. It's nuts. I don't know, man. I'm sorry.”
Catherine, 48: “I see all the $#!& in the news, it makes me sick to my stomach. If there's a God, where is he? And what's he doing while all this is happening?”
Chuck, 85: “Men my age say, 'there ain't no such thing as atheists in foxholes.'…