I always liked the idea of being a interdimensional zoo-keeper or having superman-style fighting or racing exhibition matches
I like your username. It makes me think of my favorite comic strip Peanuts, and my favorite character (other than Charlie Brown), Snoopy.
Anyways, that’s an interesting thought of possibly being an “interdimensional zookeeper”. I’d like to think that, if NASCAR, or something similar to NASCAR, were to exist on the New Earth, that the racing schedule would ultimately be all exhibition races. Just think of the New Earth’s Daytona 500, NASCAR’s Super Bowl, being an exhibition race without anybody losing. All of the competitors would somehow be champions at the end of the season. Ultimately, that’s how I think sports will be on the New Earth, games will always be tied, and everybody will leave the competition a champion of the sport. Maybe all of the sports’ seasons will consist of exhibition matches between teams where everybody’s a winner. It’s kind of like my recreational sports league for people with special needs that I participate in, where the games’ final score is ultimately tied and everybody’s a champion and winner. I think that’s how sports will be organized on the New Earth, all exhibitions and all athletes champions and winners.
Along with everyone here, I can only speculate, but here is my two cents.
The thrill of competition is out performing our competitors. Its the excitement of seeing the fruits of our labor in training and practicing. Its a matter of pleasure through pride. But we will all be perfected through rebirth. We will not be prideful in our actions. All glory will be to God, as it should be now, so whats the thrill? With racing and extreme sports, part of the thrill is the potential of disaster. We get the adrenaline rush from putting our lives in danger. Again, no death, so where is the thrill?
Another thing is that competition is mostly the result of boredom. or need for entertainment in our leisure time because we tire of our work.
I believe, as Mike said, we will be so wrapped up in doing His will, that "work" will not be tiring. Our pride will be gone, so "winning" will be a foreign concept. There will be no death to come near, so "extreme" will take on new meaning.
I think there may be far more exciting activities to enjoy in the presence of our Almighty Father, but "competition" will be a thing forgotten with the curse of sin. The things that excite us now will will seem so trivial.
I look at my 3 year old daughter, and she gets so excited about the little things. The bug that landed on her finger 3 weeks ago is still a topic of discussion for her. I think we will be as children again, finding joy again in things we now take for granted, while simultaneously experiencing new things beyond comprehension (though our comprehension will be greater then).
EnochWalked: www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/07/21/2002655117 "yields for wheat grown in indoor vertical farms under optimized growing conditions would be several hundred times higher than yields in the field". Farming would be weird if this became popular.
Aug 3, 2020 20:09:42 GMT -6
yardstick: Re: PNAS article: “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not waste the oil and wine.” Rev 6:6
Aug 3, 2020 22:12:48 GMT -6
yardstick: from the article: "...However, given the high energy costs for artificial lighting and capital costs, it is unlikely to be economically competitive with current market prices."
Aug 3, 2020 22:13:27 GMT -6
boymaker: Any thoughts about Hurricane Isaias/Isaiah?
Aug 4, 2020 0:21:20 GMT -6
Anon: Matthew 16:25 KJV 25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. I was thinking how applicable this will be during the time of tribulation.
Aug 4, 2020 15:17:35 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I'm hearing the explosive material was mostly ammonium nitrate (fertilizer?). "The chemicals were there for years found in an abandoned ship in the sea next to the port." Apparently the government was warned 6 months ago but didn't heed the warnings.
Aug 4, 2020 15:25:20 GMT -6
yardstick: not a nuke, but definitely a very large bomb. nuke clouds and shockwave dont disburse that quickly, plus there would be an EMP to knock out phone vid/electronics. not to mention the peeps taking vid would be dead from radiation
Aug 4, 2020 20:15:20 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "The explosion occurred three days before a U.N.-backed court is due to deliver a verdict in the trial of four suspects from ... Hezbollah over a 2005 bombing ... Hariri was killed by a huge truck bomb on the same waterfront". Weird timing.
Aug 4, 2020 21:59:53 GMT -6