I am a big fan of Russell Brand. I particularly liked his recent comments of media portrayals of the Copenhagen shootings (a Muslim killing non-Muslims) versus the Chapel Hill shootings in the States (a non-Muslim killing Muslims), well worth a gander over on YouTube.
I am currently reading his book Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal, which is so far so good. I came across a quote from that book about one way of looking at how we may be connected to God, which I found really interesting, so I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy!
Matt, in spite of spending much of his life skulking about like a menstrual Hell’s Angel, frequently says things that are apposite and profound. Once, when we discussed negativity towards others, he said that we ought imagine that we each have an individual connection with a God or higher power through “a Doc Brown from Back to the Future-style metal helmet” (bear with me) that has an electric tendril that reaches up through the sky, puncturing the ozone layer, into the heavens, past the Milky Way, right into the mind of God. Like them hairdrying plastic mushroom contraptions beneath which elderly ladies sit in hairdressers, but instead of being attached to a plug socket, they are attached to God. When someone, a critic, a teacher or an enemy attacks you, it’s as if they are petulantly disgruntled and dissatisfied with their own connection to the universe and like snitchy little berks, reach over and yank your tendril. We are all connected to an objective higher mind and through that to each other, so why bother jerking around with other people’s connection? It’s a senseless interference. We all do it, but really what’s the point of sniping at our fellows? You may as well go into your garden and holler abuse at a nasturtium. In the end it’s between you and God.
– Russell Brand, from his book Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal, speaking about his friend Matt Morgan