"Article of Faith" by Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick has a way of revealing truths about ourselves that are often uncomfortable. That they are truths and that he can present them so well in fiction is why I like his writing so much. The Kirinyaga series of stories, “The 49 Antarean Dynasties”, and “Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge” are three of my favorite Resnick stories. From the latest issue of Baen’s Universe, Resnick offers another story that left me shaking my head at the truth of it.

“Article of Faith” is a story about a robot who cleans churches. One day a pastor asks him to listen to him practice a sermon, and talk to him about logical inconsistencies. The rest you can read for yourself.

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