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ERIN (11): What in the world is that?

DELANEY (7): What?

ERIN: Uh, the huge fancy book in your lap, hello.

DELANEY: Oh. It’s the bible.

ERIN: Why do you have the bible?

DELANEY: I’m reading it. It’s interesting.

ERIN: Yeah right, you’re reading the bible.

DELANEY: I’m not done yet. I just started today.

ERIN: Okay, then tell me what happpens first.

sisters44983DELANEY: God makes light, then he splits apart the light and dark, then he splits apart the water from the land.

ERIN: I’m so sure. Lemme see that. (Flip flip flip. Flip. Flip.)

(Long pause.)

ERIN: Whatever. (Tosses bible back to beaming little sister. Fade to black.)

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Dale McGowan is the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies. He holds a BA in evolutionary anthropology and a PhD in music.