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.