Mitchell and Webb are always razor sharp in their comedy when it comes to faith. In two minutes they do a much better job of explaining the kind of thing I was trying to say yesterday than I ever could. And they make you laugh.


Humans do long for transcendence and significance and certainty and all that stuff. And religions do exist because they answer that need. But if there was a religion that posited a a God unimaginable from simple human empirical observation but that made a tighter metaphysical fit with what we know of the world from that simple empirical human observation, then we would be in a place very similar to a watermelon that declares there is no God. The very fabric of the universe, which we study a-theistically (for science must be so in its method) proclaims the message we long to hear with an answer we couldn’t possibly have expected that fits better than we ever could have hoped.

Your Correspondent, Like Mike, in the Young Ones