Wednesday, December 31, 2008

God Is Dead

The premise of this set of vignettes is simple: God incarnates as a young Dinka woman, who then dies. The rest of the stories flow from that premise and there are many different reactions/responses. The wild dogs who eat her flesh are no longer able to function simply as dogs, but have a vast view of reality, and communicate telepathically with humans. They also walk on water.

Some people kill themselves, others simply exist. There are no religions possible, so people finally make up opposing philosophies and go to war to defend them and kill those who embrace the other.

It was well worth reading.

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