Two Egyptian Questions at the Gate of Heaven

I saw the movie The Bucket List last night, and it was very inspirational.  I thought the following scene was particularly poignant and familiar.
Carter: You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven the gods asked them two questions. Their answers determined whether they were admitted or not.
Edward: Ok, I’ll bite. What were they?
Carter: Have you found joy in your life?
Edward: Uh-huh.
Carter: Answer the question.
Edward: Me?
Carter: Yeah, you.
Edward: Answer the question, “Have I found joy in my life?”
Carter: Yes.
Edward: Yes.
Carter: Has your life brought joy to others?
Edward: Uh, that’s a tough question. I, uh, I don’t know. Uh, think about how other people gauge, uh… Ask them.
Carter: I’m asking you.


  1. Posted August 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Yes. I’ve paid my attention to that dialogue too. Impressive, how close it is to the Gospel…
    - Have you found joy in your life?
    - Has your life brought joy to your wife?
    - …to your children?
    - …to others?

  2. Posted August 17, 2009 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Men are that they might have joy. :-)

  3. Posted August 17, 2009 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Oh, then we will be asked:
    - Did you have joy on the earth I’ve created for you?
    - No.
    - No?
    - Seams, no!
    - Sorry, My son, – you are fired (either in a figurative or literal sense)!

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