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"In an early class, one of the students asked me if I believed in God. I
replied, 'I don't think so.' And then proceeded to wail on the theme, using
material from this column of some weeks ago, in which I observed the
perpetuation of insanity on this planet through the mediums of Arabs-vs-Jews,
Catholics-vs-Protestants, Southern Baptists-vs-Everyone. I said I felt if
'God created man in his *own* image, in the image of God created he them,'
(Genesis 2:27, King James's italics, not mine) then *we* were God. And when
Man (*my* cap, not King James's) in his most creative, his most loving, his
most gentle and most human, then he is most God-like.
The student said he would pray for my immortal soul. He also asked for my
address, so he could send me some literature on the subject of God. I
thanked him politely and told him I'd gotten all the literature I could
handle on the subject from a certain Thomas Aquinas."
[Harlan Ellison, from "The Glass Teat", Article #29]



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