The crazier the higher powers become, the crazier the statements about them–whatever they are–get to be. Light bulbs are. . . chests of drawers are. . . Gertrude is. . . Ralph is. . . A table is. . . A door knob is. . . A radiator is. . . The back end of a city bus is. . . There are now dozens and dozens of these absurd names for “a” god–what kind of god that is could well lie in the realm of science, but not reason.
How about starting with Clarence Snyder’s pamphlet, “My Higher Power: The Light Bulb”
And then see if anyone is on his knees praying to a chest of drawers, a radiator, or a light bulb. Or see if anyone really thinks that a chest of drawers or a light bulb or a Gertrude is really a “power greater than ourselves.” Or see if anyone is going to church these days to worship a chair, the Big Dipper, or a Coke bottle.
See Dick B., God and Alcoholism http://www.dickb.com/titles.shtml.