The point I want to make is, the idea that people will say — out of the 170,000 people or however many were killed in the tsunami — they’ll say, “God saved me.” As if God particularly saved this person. There’s a tremendous amount of narcissism in that belief, that God is speaking directly to you. I mean, it’s unbelievable. … All these disparate opinions and points of view that people say they’re getting as direct divine guidance — I’ve been concerned for decades about presidents who claim to be born again. And knowing that everyone I knew in the fundamentalist church or in the evangelical Christian church — they wanted the rapture to come. … We don’t have to save the environment, because we’re not going to be around.

Lily Tomlin, March 15, 2005 interview with The Advocate

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.