The Familiar, Godly?
In the interlude of The Familiar it mentions: “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.”
In many posts that I have read discusses the existence of mentioning people such as Luther being a symbol of Jesus. Jesus walked on water; as so Luther. Jesus was hung on a cross with wounds; Luther was wounded. Coincidence?
“Now holding up his hands. Like praying. Praying to Luther.” (p.605)
I find it strange to have this included in this book about God. I think that the book is talking about a “higher power” of some sort in a type of fabrication, rather, it is not about God in particular. As we discussed in class, the characters are possibly “powered” by the Narcons, the Narcons “powered” by VEM, VEM “powered” by Danielewski, and “surprisingly” we are powered by Danielewski’s extravagant work of art.
So, isn’t it funny that the interlude suggests to “invent him”? Could VEM be the invention? The power?