George R.R. Martin’s view of religion is quite like mine
In a recent interview with EW, George R.R. Martin says this about his belief in god:
And as for the gods, I’ve never been satisfied by any of the answers that are given. If there really is a benevolent loving god, why is the world full of rape and torture? Why do we even have pain? I was taught pain is to let us know when our body is breaking down. Well, why couldn’t we have a light? Like a dashboard light? If Chevrolet could come up with that, why couldn’t God? Why is agony a good way to handle things?
That about sums it up folks.
Also, be sure check out my own thoughts on Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.