All God, all the time
By James Carroll | October 17, 2005
Who is this ”God” in whose name so many diverse and troubling things take
place? Why is it assumed to be good to affirm one’s faith in such an
entity? Why is it thought to be wicked to deny its existence? Most
striking about so much talk of ”God,” both to affirm and to deny, is the
way in which many who use this language seem to know exactly to what
and/or whom it refers. God is spoken of as if God is the Wizard of Oz or
the great CEO in the sky or Grampa or the Grand Inquisitor. God is the
clock-maker, the puppeteer, the author. God is the light, the mother, the
wind across the sea, the breath in every set of lungs. God is the horizon.
God is all of these things.