And I Shall Answer by Terry Hayman
Approx. 6,460 words.
Published on March 5, 2011 by
When Will Manderly’s son, dying of AIDS, tells his father that his dying wish is to know for sure whether there is a God and what that God thinks about him, Will creates an intelligent GodBot on the undernet that will grow and learn through interaction with humans. But as time grows short, even Will can't predict the directions his "gift" will take.