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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:30 am

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, 'Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'



The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.



The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be starving. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful. But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.



The Lord said, 'You have seen Hell.'

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.



There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.



The holy man said, 'I don't understand.'



'It is simple,' said the Lord. 'It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.'






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Post by JJW009 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:32 pm

I often tell a similar tale, but it's with chopsticks rather than spoons. I thought it was a Buddhist tale.




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Post by RedeyesUK » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:04 pm

So. Heaven is an eternity of having boiling hot stew spilt down your front by clumsy people, because you're incapable of feeding yourself any more.

That doesn't sound like much fun at all. <!--emo&<_<--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /><!--endemo-->



Also, could the guys in hell not just lean over the pot and drink directly out of it? Messy, sure, but it works. It ain't rocket science. So I guess hell is where stupid people go. <!--emo&:unsure:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/unsure.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='unsure.gif' /><!--endemo-->





Or am I missing the point here? <!--emo&:lol:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:54 am

*This* is the Point





























































































































*This* is you <!--emo&:rolleyes:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='rolleyes.gif' /><!--endemo-->




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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:56 am

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right. - Gandhi




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