The Ethics of Nonlinearity by Steven Mohan, Jr.
Approx. 6,130 words.
Published on April 13, 2011 by
Blue Shark Publishing.
When dealing with an alien species, even a small misunderstanding can be lethal. Contact specialist Father John Cardinale thinks he understands the question posed by his alien friend--but he's wrong. By the time he REALLY understands, it's much too late. This compelling story, in the tradition of James Blish's A CASE OF CONSCIENCE, explores a potential flaw in the Christian concept of free will.