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What if you were trapped with....THE DEVIL!?!

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    Now, I know there are many hubbers that are atheists here, but this forum is only for the people that believe there is a god and a devil.  However, if you choose to participate in it anyway, then please go off the hypothetical conclusion that god and satan might be real to answer this question.  Don't say something like well it's probably someone that's insane, as that's not what i'm going to ask.

    In honor of M. Night Shamalans latest piece of crap...I..I..I mean movie... Sorry, both seem so similar I sometimes get them confused when it comes to Shamalan these days.  big_smile  Anyways, if you haven't heard about his latest film coming out this week, i'll fill you in.  The premise is simple.  Four random strangers get stuck in an elevator for a few hours, and guess what?  One of them is....THE DEVIL!  Not only that, but the devil is trying to kill off each passenger one by one, and any one of them could be him.  Now, the question I want to ask you is what if it were you.

    What would you do if you were locked inside an elevator with three other people, and one of them wasn't who they claimed to be.  What if one of them was the Devil trying to kill you and everyone else there, but you don't know which one it is.  What would you do?  Anyways, I hope you all have fun debating this one. big_smile

    1. Dorothee-Gy profile image71
      Dorothee-Gyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think that we all are stuck with the devil, in varying degrees, all our life. Fear is like dancing with the devil, they say, and who is free of fear?

      For me, the devil is our dark side, the side we have to keep at bay if we want to live the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. It is our negative side, the one that is all to fast in judging, that enjoys criticism (of others, naturally), that derives pleasure from getting even with another, from making him feel stupid, small, inferior or not enough.

      It is the temptation to make ourselves feel better by talking bad about someone else, the shallow feeling of triumph when we have successfully made someone cringe. It is our fearful side, which is too easily convinced that others are the enemy, that it is better to condemn than to forgive, that there is a real right and a real wrong (and wrong are all the others, sure).

      When we are in harmony with ourselves, we are living the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, but when we get out of touch with our loving nature, we fall prey to the dark side, called the Devil.

      So, yes, most of us are trapped with him most of the time...

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        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you. One should use one's will power against the evil of the devil and seek help from the Creator-God Allah YHWH to get rid of the devil. This is called Istighfar- getting a cover of one's bad emotions by seeking help from the Creator-God Allah YHWH.

    2. Beelzedad profile image56
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No problem, I always carry of a vile of Queimada. Devil be gone! smile

    3. Bredavies profile image80
      Bredaviesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well...thank god I don't  ride elevators. wink

    4. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You don't get to decide who responds to your posts.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        you obviously taken what i said out of context because if you had read on, I also said this:
        " However, if you choose to participate in it anyway, then please go off the hypothetical conclusion that god and satan might be real to answer this question."


        Like my father told me once (and believe me I don't often agree with him but this I do)..."if your going to quote me, then quote me right.  Don't just take part of what i said out of context and pass it off to make me look bad"  therefore, if your going to quote me, then all i ask is that you POST THE ENTIRE THING AND NOT JUST PART OF IT.  thanks....

  2. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Easy.
    He's the one in the parking inspectors uniform. smile

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      really? how did you come at that conclusion?

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I live in the inner city for a few years.

        Trust me, the parking inspectors are the devil himself! smile

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lollol well i'll be sure to remember that then if i ever run into them.  thanks for the heads up! lollol

          1. earnestshub profile image89
            earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            A quick tip when dealing with them.

            Carry some raw meat when you park, and when they try to book you for being 3 seconds late, throw the meat on the ground and drive of while they're fighting over it. smile

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    china manposted 7 years ago

    I have been in this situation for real !!  I was married with someone who appeared to be normal if a little uptight, enough this and that, a good enough cook, sometimes adequate in bed - you know, normal.  Behind the face she was a vicious manipulative bitch who was creating various lies and stories about me to our friends and family, until they were all only her friends and some family even !

    Trapped with the devil? get an excorcism, it is called divorce these days.

  4. Joe Badtoe profile image61
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    your plan is flawed

    the other three people were aetheists and the Devil got out on the 2nd floor carry a look of abject dissapointment.

    However he wandered into the Republican Party HQ in Texas and found lots of fundamentalist christians and boy did he have a party.

  5. Joe Badtoe profile image61
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    'carrying' a look of abject dissapointment!

    My fingers are faster than my brain

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeh, but your brain's still pretty fast. lol lol lol

      1. Joe Badtoe profile image61
        Joe Badtoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        why thank you kind sir

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome Joe! smile I enjoy your wit. smile

  6. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    I think I prefer the representation of the devil in the Russian book 'the master and Margaretta'. With him its just, try not to be too much of a dick, he has no patience for unpleasant people. Even when people got in his way and he sent them away, away was home. Seriously thats a great book, the devil in atheist Moscow stirring up trouble as a magician with his friends, one of whom is a talking cat. I would hang for a short while with that guy so long as 'Anasuka has not already spilled the oil' (gotta read the book to know what that bit is about)

  7. wallabee profile image50
    wallabeeposted 7 years ago

    What a shame. I always think that the presises of his movies sound great...and then then last couple have been a disappointment. He was doing so well and now...dunno what's happened to him.

    Anyway, the thing is...the devil is a fallen angel, what could you do against him. You can't kill the devil (or can you?). I guess just wait for death, or at least hope that when it comes it would be swift. You could start praying, but since God doesn't answer so many people's prayers, that one might not work. You could pretend to be super-evil, to get on the devil's good side, he/she might think you are like him, a convert and spare you so that you could spread his evil ways further.

  8. aguasilver profile image81
    aguasilverposted 7 years ago

    I'd start by declaring who I am in Christ, then pray that the other two guys would be open to a bit of instant ministry! smile

  9. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    this is a bit of a nightmare .... Being stuck in a lift with anyone is scary..... but the devil.

    i will have to think about this quite seriously.  We are stuck with the devil around us all the time, but in a lift.  I would hope to get out of the lift alive, of course, any suggestions for me.  This is a teaser.....

  10. chaosmembrane profile image58
    chaosmembraneposted 7 years ago

    I'll take out my crucifix (if I happen to carry one with me, which is as rare as pigs flying lately) and the person that laughs the hardest is probably the devil. Hopefully, it works. big_smile

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    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    It is only a fantacy and has nothing to do with reality.

    1. Joy56 profile image61
      Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      that makes me feel better.  O.k. I would use my powers, to zoom myself out of the lift.  You know like wonder woman does.

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        paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In your fantacy you can do anything; like one can do anything in a dream; it may also be called a day dreaming.

        1. Joy56 profile image61
          Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          thanks so much, i am liking your advice.

  12. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    LOL, trapped with THE DEVIL?  Honey, I was married to him for eight years.

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      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      Who performed the wedding? How did you get rid of him?

      1. Disturbia profile image61
        Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Why we performed the wedding as all couples do, however a friend who was a Justice of the Peace officiated. 

        He finally had the good sense to die and go straight back to Hell where he came from.  Of course he left me a rather sizeable fortune... my reward for selling my soul.

        1. BRANDONHEATHTART profile image59
          BRANDONHEATHTARTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          "resist and he will flee from you" says the WORD...  WORD, from the greek, is LOGOS - or, logic... funny ..."in the beginning was the LOGOS, and the LOGOS was with god, and the LOGOS, was god. " now, provided there is a God, and I believe so - he is evidently, surmised of the aforementioned LOGOS quote, john1:1, then he evidently built into our conscience his Law, saith paul (ROMANS) and that most definitely is a logical establishment of measurable consequence.  funny how the devil urges people to behave illogically, and atheists are screaming so often about how "the bible is not logical."  well, what they are really screaming is, "i have never really read the bible," or, "i have read it, but I don't read well do to my presuppositions," or, they clearly don't have a penchant for quantum physics - a science that appears to LOGICALLY bridge many gaps between "science" and spirituality.  moreover, being trapped with the devil is a strange concept, as strange as LOGIC for that matter - since not all unbelievers act on their conscience's sentiments - while they purport that faith is illogical.  In such vast universe as the one we "exist" "in", and as difficult as it is to be logical - it appears that the greater strides in being so consistent as to be deemed a logical person is to consider that if you are trapped with the devil, then the LOGICAL thing to do is to simply resist him - as per the biblical mandate - so as to cause him to flee.  if there is a greater cause and effect than the silent treatment, then we all ought be so free - however, pertaining to being trapped in his snare, we all tend to enjoy the fruits of evil for a season, as it is forbidden, and pertaining to the old adage - that is often sweet...but too much sugar rots the teeth - and too little LOGIC rots the soul... LOGIC, how it saved mine...

          1. BRANDONHEATHTART profile image59
            BRANDONHEATHTARTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            CORRECTION

            ...due to my...

            1. BRANDONHEATHTART profile image59
              BRANDONHEATHTARTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              or why not - perhaps the do, DO to their presuppositions...LOL

              1. BRANDONHEATHTART profile image59
                BRANDONHEATHTARTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                and if they do, the devil may care...

                1. Joe Badtoe profile image61
                  Joe Badtoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  boy am I glad I didn't get stuck in an elevator with you!

                  I would have killed myself and thanked the devil for watching.

                  no offence of course.

          2. Joy56 profile image61
            Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            can you repeat that slowly please

          3. Beelzedad profile image56
            Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Please explain how quantum physics bridges the gaps between science and spirituality if you have a penchant? I would like to see your math, too. smile

        2. Joy56 profile image61
          Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          oh dear you have been hurt

        3. Stevennix2001 profile image92
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          omg, that's terrible.  you poor girl. I'm sorry to hear your ex- put you through so much like that.  thankfully, you don't have to put up with that anymore.

    2. Daniel Carter profile image80
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You so beat me to the punch. You rock.
      I was gonna comment about being married to his sister for a bit....
      lol

  13. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    What would I do if I were locked inside an elevator with three other people, and one of them wasn't who they claimed to be.  What if one of them was the Devil trying to kill me and everyone else there, but I don't know which one it is.  What would I do?

    Well I'd just have to kill off the other three people first before one of them got the chance to kill me.  Of course, by doing that, I'd be doing the Devil's work for him.  LOL, wouldn't be the first time the Devil made me do it.

    1. BRANDONHEATHTART profile image59
      BRANDONHEATHTARTposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      me? HURT?  or Steve?  did i miss that, or did i really come off as being hurt (smile)... but i was just being on topic....yikes...  CLARITYYYYYEEEEEE.  OOOPS.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        umm..why are you bringing my name into this?

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image92
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, i'd agree. personally if it came down to mere survival and i had to choose between me or the life of the other people i was trapped with, then im sorry they're going to die.  unless those people are people that i care about or they're just children, then im sorry...i'd kill them before they could kill me.

    3. aguasilver profile image81
      aguasilverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, by the OP rules, you would be the devil!

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        actually, the original posts rules were that anyone in that elevator could the be the devil, so you really wouldn't know.  sorry, i guess i didn't make that clear enough.

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    franknhonestposted 7 years ago

    How would you know one of them was the devil?

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Use this to find out.

      Forces of darkness,
      forces of light,
      pull back the curtain
      to reveal the blight.

      Set for destruction, mindless yet cruel,
      We break your commands,
      We shatter your rules.

    2. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We know one of them is the Devil because it's a given in the question.

      But even if one of them wasn't the Devil, if any one of them were trying to kill me, I'd have to get that one first, devil or not. Hell, I didn't survive foster care, sexual abuse, cancer, and 5 husbands just to give it up in a freaking elevator to some psycho who might or might not be the Devil.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL if his name is Mark, I'd give up my wee jug and find away out. somehow, maybe roast weenies or something, like the other person.

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!  Tell me I misunderstood what you just said.  You didn't just say you'd roast the other person, did you?

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        ralwusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        if it saved me yes. wink

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          King Larryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hey that's cool. i'd do the same thing.  except i'd make damn sure his genitals were still in tact when they found me.  this way nobody can say i was gay or something.  have you ever noticed like carlos mencia pointed to once that whenever you see a bunch of cannibals eating people they ALWAYS eat the man's genitalia even if they're straight?  seriously, i'd starve to death if i had to dine on another man's ****.

          1. luvpassion profile image60
            luvpassionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            This thread has taken a most bizarre turn. sad

  16. CMCastro profile image78
    CMCastroposted 7 years ago

    The concept of being trapped in an elevator with the Devil is actually occurring right now. Because of Adam and Eve cast the first original sin in God's newly created Paradise, this makes us all sinners. We have as individuals the potential to be bad or good. Our physical frame here on earth is our own sanctuary where our soul or spirit lives. So what we put into our own personal sanctuary is going to determine what lives in us. Is it the Devil (God created Lucifer, and he became a fallen angel when he chose to reject God's authority), or is it the Image of God's Son Christ Jesus who Is Good and Holy. Being trapped in a confinement such as an elevator is like pushing our inward selves into a place where you have to choose. Sin in us makes us there in that confined place. There is no way out of the Devil's Snare except through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. And once you do accept Christ's salvation you can speak directly to the Devil and his Demons to tell them to Flee in JESUS Name!

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OMG, this whole thread is about a stupid movie where a bunch of people are stuck in an elevator with something that is supposed to be the Devil that is trying to kill them.  Nobody in their right mind could take this seriously, and I'd be calling for the guys in the white coats with a straight jacket to come pickup anybody that did, because they would have to be completely nuts to believe in any of this.  I can't imagine the devil having nothing better to do than to waste his time stuck in an elevator trying to pick off a bunch of random strangers.  I'm sure he'd rather send some demons to do it for him.  Now that would be believeable... LOL!

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yeah, this was based off a movie i read about. sorry, i guess i forgot to mention it.  lol

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    haha I would nevah! I'd let the Devil eat them. Then get him drunk?

  18. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Was the elevator going up or down?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      does it really matter?  in the movie the elevator is stuck, and isn't moving at all.  why do you ask?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I ask mostly for the sake of silliness.
        My weird thought was that if you are in an elevator with the devil and it's headed down, you know where you're going. smile

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          oh okay.  gotcha!  wink lol

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    alberichposted 7 years ago

    I see darkness ahead of me,
    darkness behind me.
    No light anywhere,
    No light ever where

    1. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OK, I'm thinking the devil, my dearly departed husband, must be lurking around here somewhere.  Watching... waiting... to see what we are all going to do next. 

      I know what we can do in the elevator that will surely get rid of the devil, we can sit in a circle and sing Kumbaya.  Then we can offer up the guys in the elevator so he'll take them and not come after the rest of us. Oh wow, I'm having way too much fun with this.

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        alberichposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well when you speak of him... There are so many ghosts and skelletons in our closets so if  you start to play a tune, the whole bunch will burst out in a long awaited carnival, dancing until they drop dead in dawn :-)

        By the way your late husband called me hes allright and you should just go for it, live while you still can. It is  hunky dory, "things are okay";

        1. Disturbia profile image61
          Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          LOL, if he did call you I wouldn't be at all surprised.  That man was so evil, there has to be a personal Hell invented just for him.  But, he did leave me very well provided for, so I danced all the way to the bank and I haven't stopped dancing yet. big_smile

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            alberichposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            As I told You, dance!

            And your voice should be heard as a tune in a choir or like a lovers song that echoes out in the world. Because you have god inside of you and may you forbid you to forget!

            Quote:
            I stand before you tonight to represent the people who do not count: The poor, the poets, and monks. As long as there are people who are trying to realize the divine in themselves, there shall be hope in the world.

            Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

  20. melsunny4 profile image59
    melsunny4posted 7 years ago

    We all have the devil in our lives one way or the other. Some have the devil as family members the others are just surrounded. All we can do is beat them at their game. Blessed be.

  21. Diane Inside profile image81
    Diane Insideposted 7 years ago

    He'd probably easy to pick out, I would think he would be the most likeable one, the most appealing one, as he will be manipulative and appear to be on your side.

    That's the one I would avoid.

    Then pray like crazy for forgiveness for all my sins in case he does kill me, or till God helps me out of the elevator.

  22. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    I would turn to the Devil, look him straight in the eye, and say "Mr. Knowles, where is my @#%@^@^ four dollars !?!?"

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lollollol  or you could say something like...b**** give me money!  SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!lol

  23. cheaptrick profile image68
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    When your trapped with the Devil...you Must dance with him...try to Lead...cause following can get real tricky.

  24. A la carte profile image59
    A la carteposted 7 years ago

    I guess I would hope the lift started moving before he got to me..because with his powers am not sure there is much else i could do.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image92
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well i know one thing you COULD do to stop him, but it would require me to ruin part of the ending for you though if i said anything.  lol.

 
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