i hadn't seen this before so i thought i'd share it here. wonderful essay.
gshelley commented there on the "dead" gods' whereabouts:
They’re around. Driving taxis, working as prostitutes, running funeral homes.
Just not doing much of the god stuff any more
[Thank you, Neil Gaiman!]
That is exactly what they would say, booklover.
If you like that essay, and H.L. Mencken, I highly recommend his book A Religious Orgy in Tennessee. He was the reporter for the Baltimore Sun who covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, and that book is a collection of his writings of that event. It includes one very descriptive account of a "whoop and holler" evangelical service held out in the middle of the woods at nigh which makes for a fascinating read..
The dead are buried, may their souls rest in peace!!
is that sarcasm? i sure hope so.
Sure it is!