>You don't understand, Ammi! You CAN'T! I was there! I was there, I stood there, besides Hank and Lunella, and everything seemed... so empty. It was empty. Earth was a tiny sphere far below our feet, so far away and so small it didn't look real at all, and there, there they were.
>Hank called them the 'Manifestations', not even the real thing, just shadows they cast into our reality which our minds interpret in ways we can understand.
>But I understood. All my selves and me, all we are: we are linked across the Multiverse and we were all looking with a thousand, thousand eyes, and we saw what they look like when you look beyond the shadow - and it didn't look like Al'lah, ammi.
>Our faith is a children's story, misunderstood dreams, a lie to comfort tiny minds.
>So, in closing, THAT is why I am eating a goddamn ham sandwich