My name is Brandon. I'm a writer, cartoonist, husband, and father. This is the online space where I talk about life, family, art, videogames, and anything else that interests me. Disclaimer: a lot of things interest me.

Dialogues

“Is God real?”

“Hello? If I’m real does that not also mean that Hell must be real? If Hell is real then Lucifer must be real also, yes? Apply that logic in the reverse. Doesn’t that mean Heaven must exist also and the Father with it?”

“Well, yeah, your real, but how do I know you’re actually what you say you are? Are you a demon? Or are you using the human concept of gods and devils as a convenient construct to communicate with me?”

“Hmmm. That’s an interesting question. Perhaps this representation of me isn’t entirely precise. The details don’t really matter in relation to your species, though.”

“How so?”

“Humans are very curious animals. Curious and terrifying. Your brains are capable altering the very fabric of your immediate reality, allowing you to do incredible things that are, quite frankly, impossible.”

“Such as?”

“You know those stories of a mother lifting a car off of her child? Or how a person thinks they’ve drank a whole lot of coffee and their bodies respond as if stimulated by caffeine, only to find out that the coffee was decaf? How about a monk that can fall into a meditative trance so deep they seem, by all outward appearances, dead?”

“But those are all just instances of brain chemistry and biology.”

“Yeah. Brain chemistry and biology doing things that are impossible. Your bodies weren’t designed to work that way. Trust me, I was there. I saw the blueprints.”

“Evolution, then.”

“Yet another thing you weren’t designed to do. You’re soft and squishy and should never have figured out a way to rise to the top of the food chain. You’re even living longer than you were designed to! We didn’t know what an 80-year-old human being looked like for thousands of years!”

“I don’t know that I believe you.”

“You don’t have to believe me. The evidence speaks for itself. The point is the human mind creates perceptions and those perceptions find ways of becoming real.”

“Your saying that reality is malleable, then?”

“Not until you people came along! Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times in a row! The human body wasn’t designed to perform at that level at his age.”

“Lance Armstrong was taking steroids the whole time.”

“What? No. Really? Man, you can’t believe in anything these days.”

Leave a Reply