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An Interesting Conversation

Posted Monday, October 15, 2012, at 2:07 PM

If you could have one hour of conversation with anyone, past or present, whom would you choose? Why would you choose that person? What would you talk about during that hour?

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I would choose my Great Great Grandfather who I never met. First of all I would record the conversation, and I would spend the whole hour asking him about what he knew about our ancestors.

If I could have a second choice I would choose my Grandmother's Father who served with General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the Civil War. Likewise recorded and likewise questions about our ancestors.

-- Posted by leeiii on Mon, Oct 15, 2012, at 2:13 PM

I would love to see the answers from different age students.

Personally I think I would like to spend that hour split between my parents. Now that they have passed I realize just how many things I never thanked them for and how many times I feel they were short changed. Looking back I can see both sides of issues that were clouded by emotion that made it hard to really see where they were coming from. How their past influenced their choices and attitudes. In my fathers last year I was so busy trying to convince him he had a long life ahead to enjoy, I did not take advantage of the little life he had left. Like wise with Mom we were all so busy trying to keep Dad going we took for granted that any one of us can be gone tomorrow.

-- Posted by jstus on Tue, Oct 16, 2012, at 10:55 AM

Wow, I could spend a lot of time trying to make that decision. There are often times when I would like to take some of our politicians aside and ask "What are you thinking"?

Then so many figures in history that I would like to experience their real persona, not the one commonly depicted in history books. What was Jesus really like, his teachings from Him, other religious figures, leaders like Genghis Khan, traders like Marco Polo, explorers like Columbus, Lewis & Clark, etc.


-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 16, 2012, at 4:42 PM

That's easy. I would want to sit and listen to the most influential person in history. The king of kings! The Lord of Lords! JESUS. What would I ask? The same things I ask now. What should I do to be more pleasing to God? I would probably also ask other questions more relevant and specific to todays issues. I would hope that this conversation could be public and heard by everyone, (even though it might be really humiliating for me) so that we could all learn the error of our ways from the one who has the authority of the ages to discern them. The good news is; That day is coming!

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Wed, Oct 17, 2012, at 6:03 AM

Any one of our founding fathers would suffice. Specifically Thomas Jefferson. I would like to hear his opinion of our republic today.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Fri, Oct 19, 2012, at 7:22 PM

That is an easy one. I would not choose a founding father because I wouldn't be able to face him knowing what we let our country become.

Like Steve, I would try to get more answers to history and life after death. I have many questions that I felt like others should have asked him when he was on the earth before.

Of course, Jesus spoke in parables so I might have a time understanding him. If he wanted us to know more, I am sure he would have revealed it, although much of it IS Revealed in the Holy Bible. Things like the scientists come up with that defies God's truth. I have the weird feeling that I am going to miss the One World Leader and his beasts, but not by much!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Nov 5, 2012, at 12:08 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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