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Hitchhiker’s Guide - The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Max Kennedy, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Max Kennedy

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    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

    I enjoy analyzing movies, (and consequently like movies that can be analyzed). This is from the movie Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and is the *ultimate question* to life, the universe and everything. It really is in the movie if you want to see it. It’s funny, but it really gets you thinking. I think it could get some fans thinking, so give it out here for others to pass on. The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

    Douglas Adams, the writer of the books, was reportedly an atheist, and many of those who like his books are as well. His books are humorous, and one of the central ideas from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. The characters in the book have the answer – 42, but no one knows how that makes sense without the question. So Deep thought, a computer, builds the earth to get the ultimate question.

    In the movie, Deep thought looks sad sitting there alone – she’s watching a children’s cartoon with no children around, and there are cobwebs all over the place. Zaphod Beeblebrox is waving all around the TV set trying to get the ultimate question from Deep thought, but planet Earth, (which Deep Thought created to get the ultimate question), was blown up before the question was calculated.

    After this, the characters go down to get a point of view gun.



    God is the one that created the earth. Therefore:

    This is *the* ultimate question of life, the universe and everything - as taken from the movie when Deep Thought is watching a children’s cartoon.

    What are my children doing?

    It’s what a parent asks. God is a Father. Since he is God, it is *the ultimate question*




    Yes, that’s a joke, but it’s also the only truly humorous answer to being an “ultimate” question, and also remains in the context of the books, which is a satire between religion and atheism.

    But it’s true too. God is not a remote God at all; He is always there interested in what his children are doing. In the Garden of Eden, he called out to Adam and asked him where he was – even though he also knew – because he cares about his children.

    There are other things in the movie (I have a list), but this is the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. It might ruin the joke when giving out too much detail. Also, I know where 42 comes in from the above. But you shouldn’t give too much away at once when telling it – just the joke.
     
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  2. Ed Edwards

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    Strangly, this Trilogy starts at the end of THE WORLD and ends at the start of THE WORLD.
     
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    "Thanks for all the fish." Spoken by Earth's only TRULY intelligent life form. :D
     
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  5. Max Kennedy

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    Nod, I believe Adams was talking about Christians. The whole movie is a satire between atheism and Christianity. I've got more. I've got the answer too!



    God bless.
     
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