God’s infinite variety — or absurd contradictions — is playfully revealed by Waugh, who is funny without being cynical. The charm of this book is that Waugh loves God, even though he probably can’t believe in him. What might have been an exercise in cleverness is a deeply felt and genuine exploration.
Here are some questions you probably never asked about God: How does God get around? It appears that God is not omnipresent — He has to walk quite a lot (see The Garden of Eden); otherwise He can travel in a damp cloud or as a pillar of fire, but He likes to be carried — see The Ark of the Covenant. We are told that His throne has wheels on it, which suggests that the angels can push Him up and down.
It even sounds rather ignorant:
The God of the Old Testament is not a God of Love, but, as Waugh points out, God changes according to need, and a desert people in search of an identity needed a war-like vengeful deity, not a icon of forgiveness. It is only the Christian religion that reclaims God as Love —
Read Hosea. Read Psalms. Read gobs of Isaiah. All Old Testament, all brimming with God's love. That easy, and absolutely false dichotemy is so sloppy and infuriating!