What we really want is a joyous Lord – who can also dance
* The philosopher Nietzsche declared that God was dead and that we had killed him.
We are well rid of the God that Nietzsche ditched and would embrace willingly the God that he would have found credible – one who could dance. I am convinced that Nietzsche would have been on the side of priests such as Father Ray Kelly who break into song whilst conducting a wedding service, as he believed that without music life would be a mistake.
He was responding to the rather dour, pessimistic religion of his day where God seemed to have all the marks of a malign dictator, commanding his creation with a rod of iron, sending miscreants to an unimaginable cruel torture chamber for all eternity.