Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable?

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    "Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable."

    -C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, Part 4 (1961).
     
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    If cats always land on their feet...

    And peanut butter sandwiches always fall peanut butter down...

    Then what would happen if you dropped a cat with a peanut butter sand which strapped to its back?
     
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    No one is exempt from talking nonsense. The great misfortune is to do it solemnly. -Anthony de Mello
     
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    “You should never, never doubt what nobody is sure about.” -Hilarie Belloc
     
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    Glad to see you posting again Juan but the op is nonsensical and...you know it...you may as well be quoting from A Cat in the Hat...and Dorothy is back in Kansas with Auntie Mae!
     
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    Glad to "see" you too, EdgyDolmen.

    For what its worth, I rather prefer the question to the answers...
     
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    “You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret... all the best people are.” -Lewis Carroll
     
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    A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men. -Roald Dahl
     
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    Indeed it is so.
    Blessed are the cracked for they let out the light. Groucho Marx
     
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    You got your peanut butter into my chocolate.
     
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    Juan - I was in college before it finally hit me that C.S. Lewis wasn't writing fairy tales. Embarrassing but true. I'll just read this one and see if I can catch up:)
     
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    Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. -Theodor Seuss Geisel
     
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    “The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.” -Carl Gustav Jung
     
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    "The evolution of sense is, in a sense, the evolution of nonsense." -Vladimir Nabokov
     
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    Dodgy methodology, as any deity would have to wearily point out: Peanut butter sandwiches never land "peanut butter down". Why? Because a sandwich is by definition two slices of bread with something sandwiched between them. Both external surfaces of a peanut butter sandwich are QED free of peanut butter. Next question?
     
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    What color red are red herrings? I've never actually seen one. Are they ruby red, or brick red, or perhaps vermillion? Or maybe mauve? I think mauve would be especially suitable for a herring.

    Welcome aboard!
     
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    Never seen a kipper, skipper?

    Welcome aboard? Never encountered a mauve pirate? Shiver me timbers!
     
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    Can G!d make a rock so big she can't pick it up?
     
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    How many angels can dance on the point of a needle?
     
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    A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself. -Tom Stoppard
     

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