by Dan Simmons
Religion Quotes in Hyperion
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"Do you believe in God?" [...]
"I'm waiting to" (4.177 - 4.178)
When Rachel asks her father Sol this question, he says that wants to believe, but that his scholarly knowledge is in direct opposition to his faith. It's strange that even though he's allegedly waiting for God, he doesn't see a God in the prophetic dreams he has.
The concept of a personal God, lying awake at night worrying about human beings [...] made [Sol] doubt his sanity. (4.537)
Sol's revelation about God is a lot like a kid's revelation about Santa Claus. Just how can he be in every house at once on Christmas Eve?