Loaded Questions

I’ve been seeing questions that are loaded, and that really makes me think what my answer would be. Here are some:

  1. Would you rather live forever, or die happy?
  2. Who is the smartest – Einstein, Shakespeare, Mozart, or Jesus?
  3. Would you abort a baby if you knew it was going to be born retarded?
  4. Has Christianity made the world a better place?
  5. Which would you rather lose – the ability to reproduce or the ability to orgasm?
  6. Would you give the police significantly more power if it would lower crime?
  7. Would you rather that your DNA outlived you, through children, or that your creative works were remembered?

I’m thinking that if you were to present these questions to your family, and hear their answers, it would dramatically change your thoughts about each person. These questions tend to flesh out a person. Just for your information, here are my answers: Live forever, Shakespeare, no, yes, orgasm, yes, creative works remembered.

[Listening to: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Fortune Faded (3:20)]

Update: I posted this question in my forums at 3DGPU, and got some great responses.

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  1. well, here’s a shot . . .

    1. Die happy, no question about it.
    2. Depends upon how you define “smart”
    3. I don’t know, I would have to answer that if it actually happened, it’s too difficult a question.
    4. I honestly don’t know about that one either. I think if people behaved more like the ideal of Christ the world could be a better place (compassion, love, tolerance)
    5. At this point in my life, the ability to orgasm. At an earlier age I would have said the opposite.
    6. No. But I would pay teachers better and make education key as it’s a proven crime prevention tactic.
    7. Creative works.

  2. I probably should explain my answers.

    1. Live forever – it’s too hard to be happy when dead, and I feel there’s so much to experience in the world that one lifetime can give.
    2. Shakespeare – Today there are a lot of Einsteins, and a 6 year old can do what Mozart did now. Jesus just passes down what he was told and gave common sense advice (thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, etc.) Shakespeare though, noone can even come close to his caliber of intellect. Centuries gone by, and still noone can approach the man. He was ahead of his time, and still is.
    3. No – I don’t think we have a right to decide who lives or die, and retarded or not, he can still be happy and live a good life.
    4. Yes – Because the bad in Christianity are people who claim they’re Chrisitians but don’t practice it.
    5. Orgasm – I feel I have to spread my seed (or something like that.)
    6. Yes – As long as the police policed themselves.
    7. Creative works – I have to have some sort of vanity in my life. :)

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