TE21 Serbian Moments

Nikola Lekić

Society of Free-world Receptionist


Wait, was that priest a Christian priest?


Yeah, yeah. I pray to Zeus. He is my god.

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I have no idea. I guess so.

- How come? I mean, what made him your god?

You have no idea? Didn’t you ask him?

- Well, I’ll tell you. At first, I had nothing to do with any god at all. I mean, I always knew there was something important about believing in a god ‘cause everyone’s talking about it all the time, but other than that – like what God did, where he was, what he was for – I knew nothing about that. And then, when I started working, there was this priest who would come by the newsstand – a real priest - so, when we started to get to know each other a little better, I asked him to explain all that to me. I simply asked himwhat God was called – he has to have a name – where he lives, what is it that he does, how he chooses who to help, and who not to help. That last question – how he chooses people – that’s what I was most interested in. I wanted to know what I’d have to do so he would come to me when I need him. - Well, he wasn’t much of a help. I asked him a bunch of other questions too and I could see he was becoming annoyed, and so he just blew me off in the end, like it’s not about asking or knowing – you can only have faith and respect, and that’s it. The one who believes gets the help, the one who doesn’t – gets nothing, something like that. - And what did the priest say?

- No. Maybe he told me himself, but I can’t remember it.

A Christian, a Buddhist, it’s all the same to me. I’m serious. After he brushed me off and gave me no explanation, I came across this magazine with a supplement – first it was the Bible for children, and a fewweeks later it was a piece on Greek gods. I collected all of those supplements and I compared these two on faith and realized that Zeus is actually a much greater god than any other – greater than all the Greek gods and the one from the Bible – I have to say – so I decided that I’ll pray to Zeus. I believe in Zeus. He is my god and I pray to him, and if I ever need any help, I’ll ask him. I haven’t asked him for anything yet. I didn’t need to.


So that’s the story of you and Zeus…

- That’s it. And when you just think about how many people there are in the world, and how many gods we can choose from; everyone can believe in whatever they want, although in the end it’s all the same.


But still, you picked Zeus?


Yeah, I did.



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