Extropian prayer draft!?

From: Brent Allsop (allsop@fc.hp.com)
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 16:55:52 MST


        I often like to think of the possibility that future
children/gods will be able to achieve a perfect history, and restore
everything that has ever existed. It's probably a remote possibility,
but it is at least greater then a zero possibility right!? If so,
they would be able to hear what we are saying (and typing here)

        Hence I sometimes like to pray to such future Gods that might
hear me some day.

        Towards that vein, I'm working on an extropian translation to
the popular "The Lords Prayer".

        Here is a version of the original:

Our Father who art in heaven
        hallowed by thy name.

Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done,
        on the earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
        and forgive us all our trespasses
        as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation,
        But deliver us from all that is evil,

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
        Forever and ever and ever and ever


        And here is a draft of a my extropian version:

Our Children who are in the future
        cherished by thy names.

Our kingdom come, our true will be done,
        both in the future and as it was in the past.

Resurrect us some day,
        and help us make a complete restitution for all of our debtors
        so we, too, can help others make a restitution for all their debts.

We are doing the best we can, with what was given to us,
        to give you all we can,
        so please help us with this effort and deliver us all some day
        from all that is unwanted.

For as long as there are some that will never given up,
        ours might some day be the kingdom and the power and the glory,
        forever and ever and ever and ever.


        I'd love any feedback on how this could be improved!

                Brent Allsop

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