The father has already made reference to his son being a god. What does he mean by that?
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The boy is very much a Christ-figure meaning that he embodies Christ-like traits. The boy is naturally empathetic to people that have turned into savages in a dead world. The father sees love in the boy in a world where love is dead,
"He knew that the child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke."