The Devil in God’s Bedroom, Part 2: The Wager

(This is the second half of The Devil in God’s Bedroom. It begins with the final line from yesterday’s half.) GOD: [Adam and Eve] would never dream of disobey­ing me, because they will love me, and honor me, and do every­thing that they possibly can to please me. DEVIL: Of course they will. It’s beyond questioning. [Read More…]

The Devil in God’s Bedroom

(In one of the comment threads on my blog here the other day, the idea came up that, in The Book of Job, God and Satan act like frenemies. That notion reminded me of something I haven’t thought about in a great many years, which is a dialogue I once imagined taking place between God [Read More…]

Original Sin: Thanks, Mom and Dad!

A young man wrote me yesterday to ask me what exactly the phrase “original sin” means. So: Dear polite kid who wrote to ask me that: Original sin is when you sin in a way that’s so unique no one’s ever sinned that way before. Hence its originality. Har! Kid, if you don’t know my [Read More…]

Adam and Eve talk it out

Adam: I sure wish we hadn’t eaten that apple. That was dumb. Eve: Really? Ya’ think? Adam: Where are we? Eve: I dunno. I know where we’re not. Adam and Eve [dreamily]: Paradise. Adam: I miss it already. I want back there so bad! Eve: Me, too. Maybe if we begged him to let us [Read More…]

Adam and Eve: The Day After

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