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[Poll #950337]

This poll was brought to you by my dreams, in which I for some reason had to respond to these questions, and others like them. It was the worst gameshow ever.

Date: 2007-03-20 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] infintysquared.livejournal.com
Ahhh, when the morality play turns into audience-participation, it's time to find a new theater.

Or a better morality.

Date: 2007-03-20 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liquidfun.livejournal.com
... when the morality play turns into audience-participation, be prepared for a mortality play ...

Date: 2007-03-20 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] featherynscale.livejournal.com
I gave up morality in favor of ethics and virtue. That seems to serve me a lot better.

Date: 2007-03-20 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabel.livejournal.com
Man, you'd never, never guess my personality type from my answers to this...

Date: 2007-03-20 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] featherynscale.livejournal.com
Never ever.
(+1 bad girl icon!)

Date: 2007-03-20 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabel.livejournal.com
I love that icon.

Date: 2007-03-20 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenton.livejournal.com
Do what you need to do (answers the first two). But if you're going to regret it, don't do it in the first damned place (thus the answers to the last two).

As for the middle one? Physical pain passes faster than either of the other options. That, and I've got two eyes, but only one soul -- and I rarely rely on sight much anyway, since mine is so bad.

Besides, eye-patches look dashing.

Date: 2007-03-20 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diermuid.livejournal.com
I think the concept of 'hell' has gotten rather candy-coated. Eternal damnation was never a party with the drunkards and whores that made it down there, it was eternal torture of their souls. I don't even want to manage in this world where it is good... I certainly don't want to be CEO of the damnation industry.

Date: 2007-03-20 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] featherynscale.livejournal.com
Good point. Do you think that the fellow in charge of Sprint thinks he is reigning in Hell?

Date: 2007-03-20 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diermuid.livejournal.com
reigning in Hell - Overlord of a place of damnation
reigning in hell - trying to contol the chaos

Yes.

(I found it funny that there were two different meanings of the same phrase)

Date: 2007-03-20 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] featherynscale.livejournal.com
Homophones are chewing on you. The second would be "reining in Hell". But still, valid under the circumstances :)

Date: 2007-03-20 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diermuid.livejournal.com
I knew it was spelled a little different, but I couldn't find the other spelling in the dictionary(.com) because I didn't know how to spell it.

Don't tell Fionnabhar though, it might mess up my SEKRIT affair with her. 8-)

Date: 2007-03-20 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] featherynscale.livejournal.com
Clearly, you're going to have to have him stay late for remedial sessions.

Date: 2007-03-20 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diermuid.livejournal.com
8-/ Um, ok, I can't spell, but I've got chaps!

Date: 2007-03-20 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diermuid.livejournal.com
Er, nevermind. In this era of 'make your own theology', hell can be the heaven of your dreams...

Although I do have to giggle about people that can't wait to go to Valhalla, but don't do any sort of martial art in their mundane life. How do they KNOW eternal battle would be fun? 8-)

Date: 2007-03-23 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellan-m-solan.livejournal.com
"Although I do have to giggle about people that can't wait to go to Valhalla, but don't do any sort of martial art in their mundane life. How do they KNOW eternal battle would be fun?" -- great point!

This is off topic but: for what it's worth eternal battle is pretty close to my vision of hell. Whether or not I can be considered to be speaking from experience is, perhaps, a matter for debate.

Here's my working theory on this though: The physical stresses of battle are obvious, though those who have never fought for their lives/wellbeing universally underestimate it. But the real catch is that in battle you are responsible. Your life is in your own hands. You MUST NOT make a mistake. The stress of that is crippling and all but unbearable for any period of time. Add that to the fact that you might succeed--do everything right, and still die and you have a recipe for a large portion of mental anguish. At least in torture you are released from the need to actively participate. Torture is inflicted upon you, you can't stop it. You aren't responsible. I feel that reality contains the possibility of some release--you can distance yourself from it. Not so battle.

I suppose in the raiding days battle was perhaps preferable to slaving away in the fields to satisfy another man's hunger. But given modern living standards eternal battle sound like a pretty significant downgrade...

Date: 2007-03-20 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saffronhare.livejournal.com
My concept of heaven is filled with gods and heroes and truly enlightened souls. And puppies, but that's beside the point.

In my opinion, makin' it there and serving among such beings would be pretty awesome. Being in charge isn't nearly so important to me as increasing competence -- and spending some time learning from those in Heaven seems pretty darn awesome.

But that's just me. Like [livejournal.com profile] featherynscale sometimes says: Priests. Sheesh. :)

Date: 2007-03-20 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] featherynscale.livejournal.com
Srsly. Priests.

It is a bit of a wasted question for most the people on my friends list, who probably don't have much of a concept of or interest in either heaven or hell. But, prevailing culture and all.

Date: 2007-03-20 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saffronhare.livejournal.com
Most of the phrases are such cultural cliches, too. It's interesting to see who people interpret them. Plus -- pretty fascinating to see who latches onto the word "service" as opposed to "heaven," and "reign" as opposed to "hell." And so on.

Date: 2007-03-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellan-m-solan.livejournal.com
Exactly so. I voted for service, I might have voted for "service in hell." Ofcourse that all depends on the concepts involved. Is this featherynscale's hell? In keeping with the cultural prevailing theory I suspect I'd like Heaven better. You can pursue self-improvement better, even in an intellectually restrictive environment, while NOT roasting over pit coal.

Don't know if I ever told you...

Date: 2007-03-21 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildnsquirrelly.livejournal.com
After the boys were born I was under a lot of pressure from the relatives to have them baptized. Not really a huge deal to me, but sometimes keeping the peace works out for everyone involved.

I found a local Episcopalian Church and their Mother Diana was all too happy to preform the rites. I couldn't keep from chuckling during the entire ceremony.

None of the Above!

Date: 2007-03-21 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynthiaweb.livejournal.com
What's with this either/or crap! Both/and! However, please no poking in the eye with sharp stick...

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