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Please Forward

This short story is now available in audiobook form as the first episode of the Unlimited Story Podcast . Get the <a href="http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/usp-the-unlimited-story-podcast">USP: The Unlimited Story Podcast</a> widget and many other <a href="http://www.widgetbox.com/">great free widgets</a> at <a href="http://www.widgetbox.com">Widgetbox</a>! Not seeing a widget? (<a href="http://support.widgetbox.com/">More info</a>)

The Bible

Like Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything and Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time , the Church's The Bible attempts to answer the eternal questions of where we came from, where we're going and what we can expect to find when we get there. However, unlike Bryson and Hawking, the Church has made absolutely no effort to make their epic tome readable or even remotely plausible. Nevertheless, despite the impenetrable prose and frankly unlikely plot, The Bible is an international best seller, perhaps for some of the same reasons as Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code . Both use iconic religious imagery, and both use the modern penchant for conspiracy theory to add a little zest to the proceedings (although Dan Brown does it better) - one of the central themes of The Bible is that God created Heaven and Earth and then attempted to cover it up. An aspect of The Bible that lets the reader down is the wildly uneven style. The blood and thunder of the fir