The silence of God over the last 1,400 years (excepting the Book of Mormon, which even the man upstairs admits wasn’t up to His usual standards) has plagued thinkers from Nietzsche to Ingmar Bergman. Last year, He finally decided to break that silence, choosing another in a line of unlikely ghostwriters. Following in the prophesying footsteps of the stuttering Moses and shoddily biopic-ed Muhammad comes David Javerbaum, former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. An omniscient deity by definition knows what He’s doing, so His intent was apparently to fill His creation in on what He’s been up to for the past several centuries, which have been remarkably free of law-giving and smiting, two hobbies that He seemed to so enjoy in the early centuries. He also dishes some holy dirt on the Bible’s most familiar characters, necessary in the modern age of the “telleth-all.”
Thu., Oct. 4, 7 p.m., $7, The Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400, gershmany.org.