Sunday July 30, 2006

Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei
Part VI: Long Arm of the Law


Narrator:Petey, Godlike in knowledge and power, is having a chat with Reverend Theo Fobius, Godly in calling and demeanor.
Petey:What's on your mind, Reverend?
Reverend Theo:Don't you know? I thought Gods knew everything? Or is your omniscience a sham too?
Petey:If I tell you what you're thinking, and answer your questions before you ask them, we're not really talking, are we?
Reverend Theo:You're getting pretty good at this. You didn't answer my question.
Petey:Ah, but I asked the first question. You are the one being evasive.
Petey:Reverend, I know a lot more than I let on, and I am able to do a lot more than I am doing.
Reverend Theo:So you've decided through inaction to let evil, injustice, and suffering continue to exist.
Petey:Actually no.
Petey:I've decided to let freedom of choice continue to exist.
Petey:You people. . . you mortal people, are the ones who are allowing for evil, injustice, and suffering. You keep choosing it.
Reverend Theo:If you don't ask us lowly mortals to choose more wisely, you share our responsibilities for all the evil out there.
Petey:You've agreed to share. That's a good start.