What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home
So, Alanis Morissette is kind of a lazy philosopher, but she’s asked an interesting question. I prefer the way Douglas Adams put it though, in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. What if God is, in fact, a crazy old hermit hold up in a tin shack on some unnamed planet in some distant corner of the galaxy? What if God doesn’t even realize that he created the universe? What if he’s trapped in a loop of existential confusion, and questions whether prayers are for him or are actually serenades for his cat?
Edit: Alanis Morissette had nothing to do with the song One of Us, from which the above lyrics are taken. She, in fact, didn’t ever even perform or record a cover of the song. Though many people seem to think it was Morissette, it was in fact Joan Osborne. Either way…I have the same view of the message.