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When I was in 12 grade my English Teacher asked us this question ...i was stumped ....looking at all the hot debates going on now....thought i would ask this ... Youre hanging from a cliff with just a small branch to hold on to .There is no one you can call for help that you know of. You cry out to God . "Oh God Help me ..." Suddenly you hear a voice 'Let go .I will help you' What would you do??? Do you believe in God ..to let go???
I'd sure want to make sure it wasn't Osama hiding behind a tree, chuckling into his hand . . . .
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Heres what i would do . I would untie the rope from my waist ..make a lasso ...flip it over the cliff onto a wedge which i was wise enough to have dug into the ground and rapple over to the top or bottom of the cliff ...whichever is closer.
Originally posted by Pranav Jaidka: Michael....after the direction this thread has gone ..i cant believe you are still thinking of the question itself.
Yeah, well, I'm slow.
Anyway if youre serious ..what would you do???
Hmf. Speak my last "I love you's" on the way down? I render unto God what is God's, but I also render unto gravity what is gravity's. [This message has been edited by Michael Ernest (edited October 08, 2001).]
You forgot to attach the punchline of the joke! The guy hanging from the branch calls out - "CAN ANYONE HEAR ME? IS ANYONE THERE? ANYONE! PLEASE HELP ME!!!" To which the voice of God responds, "Here I am. Let go, I will catch you." The guy hanging from the branch calls out again, "Anyone ELSE?"
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Or it could be a joke on you. Read on. Here's a joke for all those who thinks that things can never get worse... An explorer in the deepest Amazon suddenly finds himself surrounded by a blood thirsty group of cannibals. Upon surveying the situation, he says quietly to himself, "Oh God, I'm doomed." There is a ray of light from the sky above and a voice booms out, "No my son, you are NOT doomed. Pick up that stone at your feet and bash in the head of the chief standing in front of you."
So the explorer picks up the stone and attacks the chief, feverishly bashing at his head with all his strength. He stands above the lifeless body, breathing heavily and surrounded by 100 cannibals with a look of shock on their faces. The voice booms out again, "Okay...NOW you're doomed."
Originally posted by Pranav Jaidka: Youre hanging from a cliff with just a small branch to hold on to .There is no one you can call for help that you know of. You cry out to God . "Oh God Help me ..." Suddenly you hear a voice 'Let go .I will help you' What would you do???
Well, I would ask who it was that told me to let go....duh. The voice makes no identification and could be the person you were hiking with just over the ledge out of sight. The voice seems to be coming from everywhere because sound bounces.