Papa says God is in everything and especially living things. If that's true then there must be an awful lot of God in snails and ants and leeches and spiders and locusts and crickets and moths. But I don't know how it works exactly. Does a cow have more God in it than an ant? Do a million ants have more God than a cow? And what about people—does a person have more God in him than one of Ilya's bears, even though a bear is so much bigger? Or does everything have the same amount? I think that's what makes the most sense, otherwise it's like trying to fit God into one of Mama's recipes. Two parts of God in a chicken, twenty in a person, fifty in a camel and one-thousandth in a skink. That's crazy.An excerpt from David Maine's The Flood— The idea in it is nothing new and most of us think some variations of this in our lives. It takes a decent writer, however, to express an essentially simple notion with such lucidity.
But if it's all the same amount of God in everything then we shouldn't eat cows or pigs or chicken. Because then we're eating God! Or kill ants, which I don't, actually, but everybody else does. From the way people act, it's easy to see they don't think God is in everything, not really. Just in them. But that's so dumb it makes me want to cry. Just look at a beehive sometime, the way they all fuss to build their little rooms just so and dance to tell each other where the flowers are. Or watch two snakes mating, or a spider spinning its web. How can God not be in that? A person has to be blind to miss it.—From The Flood by David Maine
Another nugget from The Flood here: Men are so Amusing.