The Black Girl in Search of God and Some Lesser Tales
The title piece in this anthology is a parable on the nature of religious belief. When first published in 1932 it caused quite a stir and I wondered whether the intervening 75 years might have rendered it something less of a shocker.
For most of the time, we are barely conscious of what we are about, because there are so many projects, memories, words and images chasing each other rapidly through our brains, overlapping and interlacing in a totally free and chaotic manner. She was born on January 24, 1972, in Phoenix, Arizona, and even as a child, Allison knew that she was different from the other kids. That’s why the small group movement among churches is bringing joy and encouragement to so many. You want to replace the logo, to change the text and to replace the pictures with real ones. In the catholic religion, the baptism serves to wash away original sin. In some protestant faiths, the baby is dedicated to the church.
Organised religion poses a very limited version of God.
At the heart of most religious life is still worship, rather than love for one another in day to day life. Why would God care so much about being worshipped and thanked all the time? Does he have such a big ego?