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"Thou art God. Know that and the Way is opened."

"God damn it, let's stop this taking the Name of the Lord in vain", "Come on, men! Let's finish him!" The mob surged forward, led by one bold with a club; they were on him with rocks and fists, and then with feet as he went down. He went on talking while they kicked his ribs in and smashed his golden body, broke his bones and tore an ear loose. At last someone called out, "Back away a little so we can get the gasoline on him!"

The mob opened up a little at that warning and the camera zoomed to pick up his face and shoulders. The Man from Mars smiled at his brothers, said once more, softly and clearly, "I love you." An incautious grasshopper came whirring to a landing on the grass a few inches from his face, Mike turned his head, looked at it as it stared back at him. "Thou art God," he said happily and discorporated.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Submitted by Andrew Peterson on June 1, 1996.

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