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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.


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April 14, 2007


I am the 'certain Dick' (that could be phrased more happily, couldn't it?) whom Natalie quotes. I ought to identify myself as being neither particularly intellectual concerning matters spiritual nor in any reasonable doubt regarding, for me, the non-existence of God. But if anything were to counter the still, small voice that tells me that we have only each other in this vast & incomprehensible world, it would be Natalie's gentle part-Quaker, part-Krishnamurti depiction of God.

Natalie is a believer so a theology definitely underpins 'The God Interviews'. For me, however, it's Natalie's compassionate, redemptive view of humanity that provides this wonderful book with its power & glory. So, yes, reader - buy, buy!

Beth, you've clearly expressed what I find so hard to do when I'm asked what this book is "about". To be the recipient of your gift of beautifully wrought insight is a privilege for which I'm deeply and admiringly grateful.

And 'Certain Dick' - no double entendre intended - I'm so proud that your non-doubting stance allows you to believe in me (alias Augustine), one whose grasp of reality is, at best, skewed. Thanks!

Dick, I am so innocent sometimes I don't think of these things, so sorry, I've changed it! Thanks for commenting and clarifying!

Natalie, you are more than welcome.

Oh, grand post. I have found myself completely unable to write about the book, though I love it.

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