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Alternate Activity 3: Challenge Question (5 minutes), Session 6: Thinking of Death

In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Write the challenge question on newsprint, and post.
  • Optional: Browse the Internet and see what you find to share.
  • Optional: In Alan Lightman's novel, Einstein's Dreams (New York: Warner Books, 1994), read an illuminating, short description of life without death. See the chapter, "9 June 1905."

Description of Activity

Challenge questions guide a deeper inquiry for especially thoughtful individuals and groups. For this session, ask:

What would life be like if it did not end in death?

Share relevant ideas you have found. You might also ask:

  • Would life be better or worse without death? Why?
  • Would people ever finish anything if they had forever to do it?

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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