Bible Guy (played by William H. Macy) and an unidentified interlocutor. A hallway. Sometime later.
Bible Guy: Yes, I have one question. Only one for now, anyway.
Other: It’s not certain that I’ll have an answer, but feel free to ask.
Bible Guy: Is anything around here fixed? I don’t mean fixed like a rigged game. I mean unchanging, stationary, finalized.
Other: Do you really not know the answer to your question?
Bible Guy: Maybe I do. But maybe I want to hear it said.
Other: Motion requires a frame of reference. So something is always being treated as stationary, or motion wouldn’t be.
Bible Guy: But isn’t there something somewhere that REALLY IS stationary, as opposed to being “treated as” stationary?
Other: Would that be something that is stationary “in itself,” regardless of any frame of reference?
Bible Guy: You could put it that way, yes.
Other: Wouldn’t that be God?
Bible Guy: Yes, I suppose it would.
Other: And would God be God only within a frame of reference?
Bible Guy: No, God would be God. Period.
[Silence just long enough to be slightly awkward.]
Other: Wouldn’t that mean that God IS a frame of reference?
Bible Guy: Do you mean ONLY a frame of reference?
Other: Not at all. I mean from our point of view, wouldn’t God have to be a frame of reference, whatever else God might be?
[More silence. This time much longer, but not really awkward.]
Bible Guy: I’m going to have to think about that.
[The Other nods, and they part.]