Philip Roth was on CBS Sunday Morning today. I’ve never read any of his books but in discussing “Goodbye, Columbus” my ears pricked up. They pricked up even more during this exchange:
“Do you consider yourself a religious person?”
“No, I don’t have a religious bone in my body,” Roth said.
“So, do you feel like there’s a God out there?” Braver asked.
“I’m afraid there isn’t, no,” Roth said.
“You know that telling the whole world that you don’t believe in God is going to, you know, have people say, ‘Oh my goodness, you know, that’s a terrible thing for him to say,” Braver said.
Roth replied, “When the whole world doesn’t believe in God, it’ll be a great place.”
Good for him.