Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Other Divine Comedy

The World's Story:

Exposition:
God created everything.
Satan fell.
Man fell.

The Story:  Jesus came, died, came back to life, promised to come back again.
World slowly gets worse.
And worse.
And worse.
Revelation (End times, whatever you want to call it)

Epilogue:  We all go to heaven, Amen.

As an ex-English major, maybe an English major (?), I deem this play a comedy.

I always knew God had a sense of humor.  I just never thought it extended this far.

In February of 2010, I wrote the following passage in "The Best Story Ever Told," which was one of my VP's:

"The other day, we were reading Paradise Lost in English class, and I was thinking, Why did God put the tree in the Garden in the first place?  If He hadn't, none of this would have ever happened. 
Since I'm a writer, I came to the following conclusion:  Because is He hadn't, there would be no story!" 

(I wrote a poem that goes with this VP, it's on my Goodreads titled "The Director.")

Now in 2012, I'm hit with this again, except now I know what genre the play's in.  It's a comedy.  It's a series of events that are absurd and ridiculous, and things are gradually getting worse toward the turning point.  But the ending, what makes a comedy a comedy, is going to be a good one.

2 comments:

  1. I totally agree. You are very insightful and we share the same outlook on religion, do you take sponsers? And have you ever had a publisher?

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