Category Archives: Religion

The Insistence of Faith (Conversation with God Continued)

January 10, 2015 (Sat)




GOD: You fault me for my lack of intervention?

KEVIN: Of course.

GOD: Just a moment ago, you told me that God should let His children live their own lives.

KEVIN: In an ideal universe, even the most aloof and irresponsible deity would take at least some measures to stop his children from hating and killing each other…

All is Vanity (Conversation with God Continued)

February 8, 2014 (Sat)




30 Minus 2 Days of Writing (2014)

Day 8: “Damn”
GOD: What reason do you have to despair?
KEVIN: Judging by the current state of the world, I think the answer to that question should be self-evident.

Sympathy for the Sinners

February 4, 2014 (Tue)



30 Minus 2 Days of Writing (2014)

Day 4: “When hell freezes over”
I find the Christian concept of Hell as a place for eternal damnation a strange idea. If Hell is the domain of the fallen angel, Satan, who was banished from Heaven for defying God’s will, then what is Satan’s motivation in his capacity as “The Devil” to carry out the will of God by punishing sinners for eternity? It really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

The Station at the Edge of the Great Unknown

February 21, 2013 (Thu)




30 Minus 2 Days of Writing

Day 21: “Last Train”
A man sits on a bench alone in an empty underground train platform. He sits in silence with none of the customary sounds around him of footsteps, conversations, and the chatter of station announcements crackling over the public announcement speakers. Occasionally, in regular intervals of minutes, a train rushes by the boarding dock in a rush of wind, rumbling echoes, and the metallic whine of dutiful machinery gliding across the rails.

Some Grand Revelation (Conversation with God Continued)

February 6, 2013 (Wed)




30 Minus 2 Days of Writing

Day 6: “Haven”
KEVIN: I wish you would just give me a straight answer.

GOD: About what?

KEVIN: Well, about most things. About anything. Why does every conversation with you feel like a game of theological dodge ball?

KZ’s Very Un-Merry List of Christmas Music Complaints

December 17, 2012 (Mon)




I’d like to think of myself as a happy guy, but I do have to admit that I can occasionally be something of a Grinch. I did once say in a previous blog entry, “Santa Claus can go F himself in the A“. He still can, by the way. So maybe I am a Grinch. But you ought to know that this Grinch’s small heart has grown three sizes after hearing a chorus of earnest Whos singing in unison to welcome the Holiday season. That’s right, kids, it’s Christmas time.

The Answer (Conversation with God Continued)

April 20, 2012 (Fri)




GOD: Yes?
KEVIN: What is the meaning of life? I want to know the truth. Please don’t feed me some horseshit answer that will only reinforce my resentment and my disdain. What the hell is the point?