Loading... Comments on: What will you ask God when you die? http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:36:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.1 By: annegb http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-73165 annegb Sun, 07 Dec 2008 22:48:58 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-73165 Why didn't you tell me the whole story? Why didn’t you tell me the whole story?

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By: Bookslinger http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-73028 Bookslinger Fri, 05 Dec 2008 03:45:34 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-73028 I read it as: "I tried to talk you out of taking _that_ body." Inferring that you meant we had a choice among several options of which body to inhabit in mortality. Thinking of Nick L. ... "Hmmm, we have an opening for a serf in medieval Europe, but that body is going to die of the plague before age 15. Here's this other opening for a male, to be born in the United States of America, late 1950's, 1960-ish, good opportunity for marriage and children, nice upper middle class career as a lawyer. However, if you're born into that family, you'll eventually live a long life, but you'll turn out gay." Just wondering. Not quite "Saturday's Warrior", but maybe a little "<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032264/" rel="nofollow">The Blue Bird</a>" (starring Shirley Temple.) I read it as:

“I tried to talk you out of taking _that_ body.” Inferring that you meant we had a choice among several options of which body to inhabit in mortality.

Thinking of Nick L. …

“Hmmm, we have an opening for a serf in medieval Europe, but that body is going to die of the plague before age 15. Here’s this other opening for a male, to be born in the United States of America, late 1950′s, 1960-ish, good opportunity for marriage and children, nice upper middle class career as a lawyer. However, if you’re born into that family, you’ll eventually live a long life, but you’ll turn out gay.”

Just wondering.

Not quite “Saturday’s Warrior”, but maybe a little “The Blue Bird” (starring Shirley Temple.)

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By: Wally Bob http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72949 Wally Bob Thu, 04 Dec 2008 05:30:32 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72949 Thanks for catching the humor, Dave. But, all good humor has some element of truth in it. I've got 116 pages (bought 'em from MH) that shows that God sometimes tries to talk us out of doing something foolish. Thanks for catching the humor, Dave. But, all good humor has some element of truth in it. I’ve got 116 pages (bought ‘em from MH) that shows that God sometimes tries to talk us out of doing something foolish.

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By: David T. http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72946 David T. Thu, 04 Dec 2008 04:19:52 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72946 NICELY done, Nate. Obscure "New York Stories" reference. NICELY done, Nate. Obscure “New York Stories” reference.

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By: Nate W. http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72928 Nate W. Wed, 03 Dec 2008 23:14:20 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72928 Thanks, David T., you've totally upended my concept of God permanently--except I can't seem to imagine Woody Allen's voice, but rather his mother's voice in <i>Oedipus Wrecks</i>. :) Thanks, David T., you’ve totally upended my concept of God permanently–except I can’t seem to imagine Woody Allen’s voice, but rather his mother’s voice in Oedipus Wrecks. :)

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By: David T. http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72925 David T. Wed, 03 Dec 2008 22:43:12 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72925 Nate's right, of course, but if you read it in the voice of Woody Allen, it's kind of funny. Nate’s right, of course, but if you read it in the voice of Woody Allen, it’s kind of funny.

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By: Nate W. http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72911 Nate W. Wed, 03 Dec 2008 18:48:47 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72911 <blockquote>God: “I tried to talk you out of taking that body." </blockquote> I can think of nothing in Mormon doctrine that could possibly justify this sentence.

God: “I tried to talk you out of taking that body.”

I can think of nothing in Mormon doctrine that could possibly justify this sentence.

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By: Velska http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72905 Velska Wed, 03 Dec 2008 17:37:42 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72905 Perhaps the most common false accusation we (I mean humans collectively) make against God is that he is an absentee deity. He is not. He will at times let us stand on our own, because that is part of what we are doing here, but no, he hasn't abandoned us. Have I made a difference in anyone's life? Perhaps the most common false accusation we (I mean humans collectively) make against God is that he is an absentee deity. He is not. He will at times let us stand on our own, because that is part of what we are doing here, but no, he hasn’t abandoned us.

Have I made a difference in anyone’s life?

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By: Alpha Echo http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72904 Alpha Echo Wed, 03 Dec 2008 17:36:21 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72904 This may be silly, but I would ask for a hug. And a hug from Jesus and Heavenly Mother as well. This may be silly, but I would ask for a hug. And a hug from Jesus and Heavenly Mother as well.

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By: Wally Bob http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887&cpage=1#comment-72903 Wally Bob Wed, 03 Dec 2008 16:58:30 +0000 http://www.nine-moons.com/?p=887#comment-72903 God: "I tried to talk you out of taking that body. I told you there would be extreme difficulty if you did. But, you wanted a body so bad... Well, you didn't listen to me. You knew gaining a body was essential to your exaltation. But, you were convinced that your premortal valiance would get you through. I even gave you ample time to repent. And, now, you're saying it's my fault; that I don't love you. I love you enough to hold your agency inviolate - no matter the consequences. " God: “I tried to talk you out of taking that body. I told you there would be extreme difficulty if you did. But, you wanted a body so bad… Well, you didn’t listen to me. You knew gaining a body was essential to your exaltation. But, you were convinced that your premortal valiance would get you through. I even gave you ample time to repent. And, now, you’re saying it’s my fault; that I don’t love you. I love you enough to hold your agency inviolate – no matter the consequences. “

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