Thanks for making me laugh, Mark. There was a supremely awful, arrogant, thoughtless American Republican Christian asshole Cal Thomas who, when Stephen Hawking died recently, announced FOR HAWKING, SCIENCE WAS HIS GOD, BUT HE KNOWS THE TRUTH NOW.
He was roundly criticized but he is, of course unrepentant. Nobody knows the truth. Whoever “we” may be in all our supreme ignorance, we sure as hell cannot speak for any ultimate power. For my nickel, we may be nothing more than a minor social experiment. And we are doing a very, very bad job of handling the heaven we were given- Mother Earth, and each other. What, then, would this asshole say to a saint at the pearlies who asked him how he liked heaven (meaning earth) and then was tossed like a piece of wrinkled plastic on the discard pile for abusing his right to be alive, be of service, and offer love, humility and graciousness to all, no matter who they were or what they believed? Surprise! None of us knows. I choose to have a sense of humor about it. That’s about the only way to deal with the relative insanity.