I’m astonished and overwhelmed by the feedback to the God essay. Thank you all for the well reasoned input. I’ve had dozens of emails, a bunch of weblog comments, and it all is gratifying. I was a little surprised how many people seem to feel that I am at risk for some kind of repercussion or persecution because of it. I don’t believe that I am personally and I don’t believe I was particularly courageous. I’m just a guy who said what he truly believes.
Of all the kudos this podcast has ever recieved, the most gratifying (and least deserved) was this episode of Yeast Radio that has excerpts of my essay juxtaposed with Lenny Bruce. I didn’t have Lenny in mind in particular in that essay (more George Carlin if any comedian) but I’ve always loved Lenny’s work and how he put himself on the line with his art. Thank you Richard and Madge!