"[I] said I went out in space 'til I got out of the light of the sun, and I said I looked the other way and there was a light, and the skies far ahead of me was a sun... I said the sun was about the size of a match head, and I come out of it and I said, 'Oh God, it come to me.'
"You always wonder how far it is to heaven. When you get out [of] the light of the sun, you’re hardly halfway there, and I told these professors. I said, 'You figure out, tell me how far the sun shines, and I could tell you how far is halfway to heaven.'"
-Howard Finster, from a recorded tape. Above, illustrated on the side of a building in his Paradise Garden.