Jessa Crispin posts a big, whopping interview with Neil Gaiman over at Bookslut where they talk about meeting the public, touring, the upcoming Stardust film and one of my favorite topics, mythology:
Mythology tends to be what religion decays into. A sort of second stage religion. Or it’s the bits of religion that won’t get you shot or harmed if you don’t take them seriously enough. There’s Jewish mythology, there’s Christian mythology, there’s Islamic mythology. All of these things sort of accreted around the edge. Nobody is going to call for you to be killed if you don’t take the Gospel of the Infancy of Christ seriously.