David Hogan: Scared? No way! She's just a girl - she's like any other girl that, uh, God must've owed a favor to.
Willie Hogan: Hey, David - we just told Dad what you did, and you're in a lot of trouble.
David Hogan: What are you talkin' about?
Mark Hogan: [tossing ball onto counter, with no bounce] Our basketball - you wrecked it, and you're paying for it.
David Hogan: Oh - hey, I'm sorry about that; I'll, uh, I'll pump it back up for you. On second thought, life's too short - I'll buy you a new one.
Mark Hogan: You did CPR on Mr. Baker?
David Hogan: Yeah, I guess I did.
Willie Hogan: You put your mouth on a history teacher?
David Hogan: Mr. Baker was dead. He - he had no pulse, he wasn't breathing; I had to do something. OK? I - I don't know CPR; but may - maybe I saw it on TV, or I heard about it in health class. But what I do know is that I asked... I asked - I asked God to help me. I don't even know what I did, but Mr. Baker lived. OK?
Michael Hogan: Mm-hm.
David Hogan: So God - God heard me; he helped me.
Michael Hogan: Yeah... So - so what are - what are you tryin' to say?
David Hogan: What I'm saying is that it's so clear now! I mean, God exists - he sees me! He hears me. I mean, it's the kind of thing that really makes you stop and think. Now, I - I realize I have not been, you know, a model citizen. Now, you may not notice it, Dad, but I've got a lot of room for improvement.
Willie Hogan: Dad, you've gotta do something about him! He's acting like one of the pod people!
Michael Hogan: Dave, are those guys takin' advantage of you?
David Hogan: Dad - do the birds take advantage of the sky?
David Hogan: I'm, uh, proud to be playing on the same team with you, Sister.
David Hogan: What kind of god would save a life, and then - and then - and then just take it away?
Michael Hogan: I don't know, Dave. I can't explain the tragedies of life any more than I can explain the miracles.
Michael Hogan: What kind of god *can* you believe?
David Hogan: Dad, I can't do this.
Michael Hogan: Yes, you can.
David Hogan: It's stupid!
Michael Hogan: No - it's not, son. Go ahead.
David Hogan: Well, I would - I would like to think that He's got a reason for doing all of this.
Michael Hogan: Alright. I happen to think He does. Now, what about perfection? Does David Hogan's god demand it?
David Hogan: No. I guess that that's a lot to ask for.