Mirror of Zen Blog

Moses, a Hairdryer, and the Burning Bush

The president of the United States [George W. Bush] has claimed, on more than one occasion, to be in dialogue with God. If he said that he was talking to God through his hairdryer, this would precipitate a national emergency. I fail to see how the addition of a hairdryer makes the claim more ridiculous or offensive.

Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

God in a Godless Cause


Maybe Patriarch Kirill’s God — like so many of those soldiers sent mercilessly to their deaths in a war they don’t understand -– is a conscript too, co-opted into a godless cause?

Jonathan Wittenberg, Rabbi of North London New Synagogue

Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA