The Reason For If

The Reason For If

A Drama in One Act

 

An Italian-American Catholic priest, a Russian Atheist, a story of faith, doubt, sacrifice and redemption.  Father Anthony Scarpanno has just left the hospital after delivering Last Rites to a six year-old child, who was killed in a drive-by shooting that went awry.  The bullet went through her bedroom window and right into her chest.  For him it has been an explosive experience, for it has shattered his faith.  After blocks and blocks of walking in the cold he has ended up at the apartment of his oldest friend, Nikolaou Karaepovsky, Russian Atheist and Philosophy Professor.  Nikolaou is stunned at Anthony’s appearance and through questioning finally arrives at the problem and so suggests a solution.  A debate about the existence of God.  The surprise?  Nikolaou will debate for the existence of God and Anthony will debate against His existence.  What is revealed between the two tells more than either of them expected.

 

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