Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Talking to God on Life's Big Questions

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Talking to God on Life's Big Questions

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Byline: HERE'S A THOUGHT with Fay Owens

I DREAMED I had an interview with God.

C[pounds sterling]So you would like to interview me?C[yen] God asked.

C[pounds sterling]If you have the time,C[yen] I said.

God smiled. C[pounds sterling]My time is eternity. What questions do you have in mind for me?C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]What surprises you most about humankind?C[yen] I said.

God answered: C[pounds sterling]That they get bored with childhood, they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.

C[pounds sterling]That they lose their health to make money... and then lose their money to restore their health.

C[pounds sterling]That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future.

C[pounds sterling]That they live as if they will never die, and die as though they had never lived. …

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