Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A New All-Time Low

After 8pm, phone rings. It is a pre-recorded telemarketer selling, I kid you not, God. Go-hod. Not even a live person for Go-hod. Somehow they think they need to "reach" more people (live more opulently themselves) and that I should deprive my children of something so they can. All I can think of is Chinua Achebe's book Things Fall Apart.

6 comments:

madcapmum said...

Oh, Ichabod, Ichabod, how the mighty have fallen! Sounds like lean times in heaven. What a hard-hearted woman you are to deny the Almighty small change, CG!

Dan Trabue said...

If they were selling God, how much was he? I mean, was it a good deal?

A little God could come in handy sometime, you know?

the Contrary Goddess said...

A bought God come in handy? Don't require much from your Gods, huh Dan? Besides, when I need a God or two, it is usually a BIG God I need, not a little one.

And Madcap, any God that begs, geez, people begging is bad enough. DO SOMETHING USEFUL already God! Man! Not decorative, not symbolic, not cordinating, not intervening, not intercessing, not informing, but you know, like useful. A good six days does not excuse one from the rest of eternity.

Me, I more imagine God watching a form of TV and being rather amused at the situation comedies. But you don't ask your TV to pay you to watch it.

Dan Trabue said...

I suspect most of us want an easily managed God, such as you could purchase at Walmart, rather than any real, wholly untamed God.

Dan Trabue said...

By the way, Achebe is going to be in Louisville - my hometown - Oct. 25! His is a name you don't hear often.

the Contrary Goddess said...

As to untamed God(s), shall I just observe that most people are so damned tamed. To the educational-industrial complex. To slavery (because that IS what it is). So I suppose that's the only kind of God they can imagine.

And Achebe, I don't really know much about him personally but I love that book (and the other two in that series). I had a friend doing a paper on how great missionaries in Africa were the same time I was reading that. I always think of "They know not what they do" when I think of missionaries. Do gooders in general. More harm than good. Every time. Unintended consquequences but inevitably more manifested than their intentions.

And I say this as a reformed do gooder. Probably makes me as obnoxious as a reformed smoker is to smokers! LOL!