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Szymon
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I suppose you, hatrackers, mightve already picked that up, but here goes. There is this short moment, when I switch my lamp off, take my glasses off, and put my book by the bed. I lay for like 5 minutes before I fall asleep (I dont recognise the word insomnia).

\Last night, during that short moment, I asked myself an intersesting question- If I had an opportunity to ask God, or whomeverelse who knows everything, just one question, just one, and He or whaterever else that would be, would answer it correctly- what would that be.

Obviously I wouldnt have too much time. Just couple of minutes. My mind was wondering somewhere among the beginnigs of the Universe, real happiness, extraphysical abilities and so on and so forth.

My Mother, without hesitation, answered- what's going to happen to me after I die (it was today, when I asked her, not during that short moment;). So did my brother. My father - the begginings of Universe.

What would you ask? It can really be interesting- I didnt even for a split moment think about afterlife.

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What is the fundamental geometry of spacetime and how does that give rise to complexity?

If that is two questions, I'll go for the latter.

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Pirates or ninjas?
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Fusiachi
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I might ask for her cell number.
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"What do you want me to do? What do you want me to be?"
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Spang, that's an answer, not a question. tsk tsk.

"What is the correct way for one to live life, that is, what balance of what sorts of activities constitute the ideal, picture perfect life."

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"Why was mankind created?"
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"What's your favorite song?"
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I'm going to blatantly steal from Isaac Asimov for this one.

"How can the net amount of entropy of the universe be massively decreased"

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TomDavidson
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"What will be the winning number in next week's Powerball?"
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"How can I get tom to give me half the lottery winnings?"
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"What were you thinking?"

If He wasn't inclined to answer that, I'd go with "Where does Tom keep his winning lotto ticket?"

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Do these jeans make me look fat?
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"What should I do?"

(Second question: "Aren't you bored with me yet?")

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"Can you hear me now?"
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Why?
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Tante Shvester
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"What question should I be asking you?"

Of course, once I find out the question, I'll be on my own for the answer. Unless He allows a follow-up.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
"What question should I be asking you?"

Of course, once I find out the question, I'll be on my own for the answer. Unless He allows a follow-up.

Perhaps go for "How can I get you to answer more questions for me".

Edit:
Although you would run the risk of getting "You can't, now goodbye".

[ March 31, 2008, 03:32 AM: Message edited by: ricree101 ]

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Corwin
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"What's your big plan?"
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Where are my keys? [Wink]

Or maybe: Is there a happy ending?

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Corwin
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Hmm, I really don't think I'd ask about life after death. I'd expect I'll know when I'm dead. Happy ending or not.
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Kama
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reading through the list, I think I'd ask Lisa's question.
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Corwin
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Frankly, I'd think having someone else set up a path for my life would suck. And if I'd find out what it was I'd probably try to oppose it just on principle. The 'big plan' thing is ok if it's not predetermined but actually 'work in progress', and if we are let to find out our own understanding of it and use our own means to fulfill it if we deem it good.

Hmm, that makes me think: maybe I'd ask if we have free will.

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Kama
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It's not so much setting out a path, rather helping me choose the best option. Of course, we might differ on what is considered "best".

But I'd like some guidance.

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I don't really see the value of divine guidance in the short term. If you look at Scripture, most people who follow God's advice lead pretty miserable lives in exchange for (presumably) a nice afterlife. I figure a couple hundred million dollars would act to cushion me from the effects of any poor decision-making at least as well, and I'd take my chances with the afterlife the way every other human being does.
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Maybe something like: what should I know? Tante Shvester had a similar one, but this one is clearer.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
If you look at Scripture, most people who follow God's advice lead pretty miserable lives in exchange for (presumably) a nice afterlife.

Huh. I must be reading different scripture.
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Their lives tend to be heavy on the betrayal, hardship and murder, and relatively low on the "enjoying time spent with family." [Smile] It's one thing to follow the advice of Scripture -- but if God Himself offers you advice either directly or through a prophet, the only thing you know for sure is that, no matter which choice you make, it's going to be teh drama. And it will probably involve a disgusting skin condition.
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I've been reading Ezekiel. 90 days laying on your side eating the same meal cooked with human manure; then switch sides. Jeremiah's life was pretty miserable. Isaiah got sawn usunder.

Elijah is kind of a tossup, though. He was kind of like the marathon runner of prophets. His life seemed horrible, but also exhilarating.

P. S. I don't really have any questions for God that haven't already been answered. Well, maybe I'd ask him what my brother is talking about, but God would probably tell me to try asking him myself.

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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Their lives tend to be heavy on the betrayal, hardship and murder, and relatively low on the "enjoying time spent with family." [Smile] It's one thing to follow the advice of Scripture -- but if God Himself offers you advice either directly or through a prophet, the only thing you know for sure is that, no matter which choice you make, it's going to be teh drama. And it will probably involve a disgusting skin condition.

Off the top of my head, I can't really think of any genre of dramatic storytelling that doesn't focus pretty much exclusively on unpleasant experiences.
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"What sort of car would you drive?"
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quote:
Originally posted by Epictetus:
"What sort of car would you drive?"

God drives a Morris Minor van and a Citroen DS Citroen DS at weekends.

[ April 01, 2008, 06:52 AM: Message edited by: anti_maven ]

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God sometimes gets tired of being misquoted.
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