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26. What God Is

“Did you ever talk to Dr. Hoenikker?” I asked Miss Faust.

“Oh, certainly. I talked to him a lot.”

“Do any conversations stick in your mind?”

“There was one where he bet I couldn’t tell him anything that was absolutely true. So I said to him, ‘God is love.’”

“And what did he say?”

“He said, ‘What is God? What is love?’”


“But God really is love, you know,” said Miss Faust, “no matter what Dr. Hoenikker said.”

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