- Jun 25, 2006
Why God does not play dice
[post=6810133]Rules (will revise)[/post]
[post=6817406]Part I - A Message From The Devine Give it all away![/post]
[post=6822119]Part II - New Titles[/post]
[post=6832368]Part III - An Unforseen Problem[/post]
[post=6856315]Part IV - An Unwanted Affair The Proletarian State![/post]
[post=6870255]Part V - Why?[/post]
[post=6885730]Bonus: A Map![/post]
[post=6900845]Part VI - Surprise! War, Isn't that nice?[/post]
[post=6908793]Part VII - Unnamed[/post]
[post=6954083]Part VIII - When It Rains It Pours The bastards[/post]
[post=6968534]Part IXa - Of All Places![/post]
[post=6972561]Part IXb - You Can Corner Me, You Can Kill My Soldiers, But You Can't Fight My Wife! (And You'll Probably Hate Me For It)[/post]
[post=6979758]Bonus: Family Values[/post]
[post=6983560]Part X - And all the world will know him by that name...[/post]
[post=7001161]Part XI - The Bearer of Light[/post]
[post=7007898]Part XII - Civil War No Advisors[/post]
[post=7017005]Part XIIIa - Unnamed[/post]
[post=7018282]Part XIIIb - Not According to Plan Taking Care of Little Llywelyn[/post]
[post=7035782]Bonus: Another Map![/post]
[post=7047609]Part XIV - Obituary[/post]
[post=7074276]Part XV - Invading the Byzantine Empire[/post]
[post=7080750]Part XVI - Death of the Byzantine Empire[/post]
[post=7122162]Part XVII - It's Pathetic Really Malik Turns Jewish[/post]
[post=7147548]Part XVIII - To Jerusalem! Malik's Quest for Jerusalem[/post]
[post=7198036]Part XIX - Building the Temple[/post]
[post=7399466]Part XX - Brotherly Love Get your off of that![/post]
God, as we all know, does not play dice. A fellow named Einstein is famed for these words and are in relation to the Quantom theory. This guy found it impossible to conceive that an almighty being who sees and knows all would let things run a random course. He was of course proven wrong about the Quantom theory, but he was right about one thing: God does indeed not play dice. It's not that God doesn't like playing dice, it's his favorite hobby. However he has one problem: he has nobody to play it with. Of course there is his Son, but he doesn't play and is generally too busy with... well things, he didn't see him too often. The angels agree with him all the way and are thus no fun to play with. Satan would be a nice playing partner as he hates his guts but the bastard cheats all the time. You don't want to play with the pagan gods because they can't stand losing and when they do, they will almost always tear the place apart. Humans won't do because if they know God does play dice they will start coming up with Quantom theories and whatnot. That left only one person: Allah. For a while they did play dice together. Now however they don't, here's why:
On an astral plane somewhere between Heaven and Paradise:
The sound of great slabs of lead falling on a granite could be heard into the deepest recesses of the infinity. God and Allah were playing dice again. God had brought his favorite dice along. They were ancient stone cubes carved out of the universe's hardest mountains. As the dice came to a standstill two dots could be seen on each of the dice.
"200. I won again!" exclaimed God.
"You usually do" grumbled Allah.
"Yeah I'm on a roll. Say how are things faring? Those Muslims still at the faith?"
"Sure, the Seljuks can invade the Byzantines any moment now and you know how it is in Iberia."
"Tell me about it. The Byzantines have been around a bit too long for my taste. It would be a shame to lose those Orthodox fellows. I always found a liking to them, not at all like those boring Catholics. Oh well still got the Russians, you gotta like the Russians. I do hope your guys don't do anything too harsh to mine."
"I'm sure they'll do what's necessary."
"Like cutting someone's hand off when he stole something? How can you stand that stuff? Me, I'm more the forgiving type. The good of men and whatnot."
"The good of men? Like the inquisition?"
"Okay apart from that. They mean well."
"The road to hell is paved with good intention."
"Last time I checked that was embers."
"You know what I mean. In for another game?"
"Sure. What do you say if we make things a bit more interesting?"
"Well those Seljuks of yours are practically knocking on the Byzantine door. They got quite a big Empire and would excell if ruled by competent hands, am I right?"
"Well yeah. They're not someone who you'd like to go to war with."
"Right. So here's my proposal if you win I'll call in the reformation fourhundred years earlier. But if I win the Seljuks get a handicap, changing from time to time, for the next 400 years."
"Hmm sounds interesting. All right let's do it. You go first."
God rolled the dice and a four and three showed.
"Tough one. You go."
Allah rolled the dice. One stopped rolling and showed a four the other kept rolling a bit more when gust of astral plane wind swept it away and landed it a bit further away. It showed a two.
"Damn!" said Allah.