reply to post by schuyler
What if? What if? What if? You set the conditions on your initial post. You said nothing about a wife's approval. I really don't think it is fair to
keep adding conditions as you begin to get answers that point out the holes in your original statement.
IS it wrong to ask, "what if", while allowing the original premise to stand? You've already stated that you wouldn't go, case closed. I'm personally
asking, as an evolution of this discussion, if the things that kept you from going initially were in check, would you go then.
No adding conditions, just another question.
What if you knew you had cancer and were going to die in a few months anyway?
Personally, to the knock on the door and the offer, I'm going whether there is cancer or not.
What if you knew your wife had a terminal illness and was going to be dead anyway?
This one is alot harder, however if there was time to talk to her and she was cool, I'd still go. If she wanted me to stay with her, I'd stay w/ her
til death and see if I can go afterwards to fulfill the offer.
What if it was almost December 21st and the world was going to be destroyed anyway?
What if Jesus had come to you in a dream months earlier and had told you that of a guy knocks on your door with a proposition that actually he's the
devil and will take you to hell?
Perhaps I wouldn't go
You can play these pepetual what if games all day long. You got a few answers here. Have the good grace to accept them and not try to slither from
beneath your original proposition.
There is no slithering. To those who say "no", and give an excuse, I would like to personally know if that initial reason/attachment, was in another
position/resolved, would you go then.
For example, in certain cultures, a man remains married, works, raises kids, until the kids are grown and leave the house, at which point this man
takes up spiritual study and practice, ocne the majority of worldly obligations are fulfilled. In that context, that's why I asked in the case that
the obligations which keep you at bay where fulfilled, would you go then.
Context is everything
edit on 22-12-2012 by dominicus because: (no reason given)