Last night Simon Amstell hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks with Jermaine Jackson as one of his guests. Jermaine Jackson, a convert from Christianity to Islam, has been quoted as saying Islam gives him the answers Christianity never could. In his characteristic style, Simon Amstell could not resist commenting on this apparent jumping about across religions, and remarked along the lines of –
each to his own, that’s no problem
whatever gives you the answers you need.
He personally, he said, gets his from Google.
Although the God of Google was summoned for comic effect, does it say something more profound about the level of question we permit ourselves to ask these days? But if you haven’t stopped asking the big questions, where do you get your answers? If you have no specific religious framework to offer you the answers you need to these ‘big questions’, where do you go?
Your own spiritual guru?
The Mind-Body-Spirit section of Borders?