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God’s biggest mistake

God’s biggest mistake

The world isn’t perfect. There are killer tornados, childhood diseases, maniacs, and mosquitoes. Why would God allow so many nasty bits? It’s because he didn’t have Mrs. God looking over his shoulder and critiquing his work.

“What are you working on, Honey?”
“Are you really going to make it that color?”
“Are you sure it needs fangs?”

At my house, my wife, The Amazing Karen, plays the role of critic. She’s on duty pretty much all the time.

Although having a reliable critic nearby can sometimes be annoying, it is generally a great gift. That’s because the act of creating something can make it hard to see your efforts objectively. A good critic saves you time and helps avoid disasters by cutting through with sharp insights.

“What are you working on, Honey?”
“The squirmy one is funnier because she looks itchy.”
“It’s better when the color makes it a little harder to see the dinosaurs.”
“The furry one looks too much like the blobby one.”

All my projects are better because of her critiques.

Think how much more glorious the world would be if God wasn’t a bachelor.

Pittsburgh, August 9, 2017

Comments on this post (4)

  • Aug 16, 2017

    Ha Ha this is as funny as Christopher Hitchens’s view on God.

    — Enginner

  • Aug 11, 2017

    Glad you enjoy the gift that The Amazing Karen is.
    As another live-in critic, may I point out that maybe God is a Goddess?
    It’s all about perspective.
    I love laughing at Calamityware.

    — Jane Bredendick

  • Aug 10, 2017

    Dear Don,

    I dare say you hit the jackpot!!!!!!!!!

    Sincerely Yours,

    P.S. – My husband is still in training.

    — Susan

  • Aug 10, 2017

    As a live-in critic (wife), I thank you for the analysis. I agree that the universe would be well served if there was a Mrs. Almighty.

    — Kerza Prewitt

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