A contributor I shall refer to as 'Siger' piqued my interest by sending me this:
The One Book AuthorIt raises a very legitimate question.
Many authors are well known for only one book, and many with a best-selling first book never follow it up with another successful one. The best-selling book of all human history is of course the Bible, actually written by many authors over nearly a thousand years. First published after many editorial battles, it is regarded by many as having been actually written by an author referred to as 'God'.
It is strange that after such a successful product, God has not released the sequel for nearly two thousand years.
It could be, as some have surmised, that God is dead. However, others postulate that his alter ego Jesus lives. He, apart from being nearly two thousand years old (an all-time record that would probably be accepted by the Guinness Book of Records) proves difficult to contact except through a method known as 'prayer.'
There must be many publishers eager to know where he lives, his address, telephone and mobile numbers, or whether he is on e-mail - and even if he would be prepared to give interviews or appear on television.
Google gives more than twenty-six million references but does not include any of this information.
Great will be the success of the agent who is able to persuade Jesus to release to the world 'Bible II.' We look forward to the publication.
If God does exist - and if the literal Biblical interpretation of his is accurate - where is he?
In the Bible, he regularly spoke to his children, or appeared in the form of miracles that could not be attested to anything other than divine intervention.
Today, however, he seems absent. 'Miracles' tend to be the domain of The National Enquirer and the only place Jesus seems to be appearing (aside from the lyrics of 85% of Country songs) is on a variety of breakfast produce.
Why did God stop 'writing' two thousand years ago?
I would be fascinated to hear people's opinions.