Ninety-Nine Stories of God Symbols & Objects

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Living Water

The glass of water that the Lord drinks in the story "Wet" (10) is called "living water" by the Lord. Its diminished nature represents how humans have tainted the Lord's creations. This theme is continued later in the collection, when the Lord briefly leaves humanity in order to live with animals.

Dogs

The dogs who rescue and raise the abandoned baby in "Cozy" (14) represent the good and pure nature of dogs, in comparison to the twisted ways of humanity. This symbol continues the theme, described above, in which the Lord prefers to live with animals instead of humans.

Coffee

When the passive-aggressive man in "Without God There Was Nothing" (24) invites the woman to have coffee at "'hospitality hour,'" the coffee represents the bitter, passive-aggressive nature of religious people. The woman goes on to mentally equate an unrelated story she read in the newspaper, about the...

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