Talking to God

A Dutch artist has set up a local telephone number in the Netherlands, where people can leave messages for God on his answering machine.

Johan van der Dong said he set up the number to give people an opportunity to take pause and contemplate life.

“Like praying, leaving a voicemail message is a way to organise your thoughts,” he said. “It’s a perfect combination for some contemplation.”

Callers who dial +316-4424-4901 from tomorrow (Saturday) will hear.

“Hi, you are speaking to God. I’m not in right now so leave a message after the beep.”

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