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Topic: The Game of Life (09/11/08)
TITLE: Need A Hint?
By Ruth Neilson
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You see, no one has been able to solve the riddle that I placed before them back at creation. Adam and Eve both failed to solve the riddle. For that matter, so has everyone since then.
Oh, right...the riddle? You want to know what my riddle is.
Ha ha! Thatís funny! I cannot tell you the riddle! Oh, now you want to know why? Thatís easy! You, my little friend, were born with this riddle inside of your heart. Think about it. Think long and hard.
Do you have it yet?
No?! Really, you havenít. I guess that Iíll have to spell it out for you...stupid human. Itís so simple that I canít believe that you havenít figured it out.
Riddle me this: how can humanís approach You-Know-Who?
Go ahead; chew on that for a while. I have a few colorful half answers to dangle in front of people.
Hmmm...What plan did I stop?
Oh, yes, now I remember...a dash of denial of You-Know-Whoís son combined with guilt. Now weíre cooking! This rock will be crushed into fine dust. Heíll end up just like my latest guest. Oh, Iím sure youíll know him. Does the name Judas sound familiar to you?
Ha! I thought it would. Oh, hold that thought...and that face. I have a customer.
What? No! You werenít supposeó
We had a deal! The stupid humansí sinned and their souls were mine!
Fine print? What fine print?!
Fine...You can take Your precious saints, they werenít very fun anyways. They kept on belting out random songs that would give me migraines for days on end. But the rest are still mine.
So, where were we? Oh, thatís right! Your answer to the riddle. Oh, you want to know about that guy?
Oh, he was nothing.
Wait, what do you mean?
He is your answer to the riddle. I canít believe Iím saying this. Congratulations, you answered the riddle correctly.
But, be looking over your shoulder because Iíll always be there. Youíve marked yourself as a follower of You-Know-Who, and now I want you for my personal collection!
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