Archives For Denial Of God

I had been blogging three days when I posted this story. At the time I had four readers––I think––or it may have been just me times four since I didn’t have a handle on Google analytics at the time. However, It remains one of my favorites so I thought I’d re-post it.

God And Elevator

I read the news––and invariably, I think about God. This predilection, not practiced for most of my adult life, now gives me great comfort. And compels me to tell a story.

Once upon a time…

I was in New York City on business visiting some bigwigs––a great address on Park Avenue for those that care. The meeting was to be an important one. As I entered the sleek colorful elevator on the ground floor, there’s another man, smartly dressed, already inside. As we start our upward journey, the perfunctory nods out-of-the-way, we’re jarred by a sudden lurch, and we stop.

“When these things happen, I go into a Zen state,” he says.

“Really. I try to solve for the rate of acceleration of a falling object.”

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A God For The Entire World

August 29, 2012 — 6 Comments

I read the news––and invariably, I think about God. This predilection, not practiced for most of my adult life, now gives me great comfort. And compels me to tell a story.

Once upon a time…

elevator

I was in New York City on business visiting some bigwigs––a great address on Park Avenue for those that care. The meeting was to be an important one. As I entered the sleek elevator on the ground floor, there’s another man, smartly dressed, already inside. As we start our upward journey, the perfunctory nods out of the way, we’re jarred by a sudden lurch, and we stop.

“When these things happen, I go into a Zen state,” he says.

“Really. I try and solve for the rate of acceleration of a falling object.”

“You’re a mathematician?” he politely asks.

“No. Just a smart-ass. And you?”

“I’m a professor of theology.”

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