Sunday, 21 January 2018
"Do you believe in God?" they sometimes ask me and my stock answer is that the question should be "What do you mean by 'God'?" The cartoon God with the long beard and the white robes on a golden throne in the clouds with angels playing harps and trumpets? A friend of mine, who spent his spare time doing naive oil paintings and getting old bibles rebound in new leather, sitting on the kerb of a side street once confided to me that God is an old man with a long beard who walks the streets and when you meet him, if you do what he tells you, he gives you eternal life. I hope he meets his God, and when he does, that he does what he's told!