Several years ago, I re-posted a blog titled, “What surprises the Dalai Lama most about humanity”. It was a very powerful and popular message. Unfortunately, I just found out the quote was not from the Dalai Lama. Further research strongly suggests the original message was penned by the late James (Jim) Brown – pen name James J. Lachard.
I sent an email apology to the Dalai Lama and asked for his forgiveness. Unfortunately, that approach doesn’t work for the late Jim Brown.
It gets stranger… As the story goes, Jim’s “Interview With God” submission to publishers leaked out. Web designer Reata Strickland came across an anonymous version of “Interview With God” and posted it on a local Alabama church website in May of 2001. From there, the internet took over and the rest is history. Reata Strickland later published “An Interview With God”, but she did so as the editor…
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