If you could bring one person back from the dead

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Krista - posted on 09/06/2011

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Actually, I WOULD like to bring Jesus back. I'd really like to see what he makes of the people who claim to follow him but who hold hatred and avarice in their hearts. And I'd like to see him clarify a lot of his messages, as I don't doubt they've been warped beyond recognition over the years.

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No one has to bring Jesus back.... ;)

Sorry, I had to. :)

I wouldn't bring anyone back, but it WOULD be nice if my grandma (dad's mom) could've met my kids. She died less than a year before I met my ex.

Kellie - posted on 09/05/2011

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But those closest to us are the bigger/greatest influences we could ever have. Mother Teresa didn't do squat for me however my Nanna did a lot for me, so who would I want to bring back? Someone who did nothing for me and I'd never met anyway, or someone who I loved and who loved me?

Makes sense that people would choose loved ones over strangers, at least to me anyway.

Kellie - posted on 09/04/2011

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No One because they are where they're their meant to be as am I.

I've lost my Mum, Dad, Nanna, Mum's Partner, Nanna's Partner, A family friend who I considered a brother and My Grandpa (Mum's Dad). I think that's it and I'm not missing anyone, but I believe in spirit, that when we die that's not it, that our soul's, our essance 'lives' on.

I guess what I'm trying to say is while I wish those people were here in their physical body to meet my daughter etc, I know they're here in their spirit body and my daughter knows them, in particular my Nanna who 'visits' often.

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Merry - posted on 09/07/2011

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Well if you could bring Jesus back from the dead then you would be proving he wasn't God.
But if you just brought Jesus back to earth, then you could prove he is God.
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According to the Bible Jesus was God in the flesh...so you could bring him back...but not from the dead. Not wanting to debate that, just pointing it out. ;)

To answer the question though, I don't know. I love my deceased grandparents, but I'm at peace with their passing. I have a friend that died very young and his death took a toll on the community and me personally...that would be a possibility. Tough question.

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According to the bible. God is everything and anything, so technically, if he existed, he would already be here in physical form.

Jodi - posted on 09/07/2011

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"I would love to have God in a physical form just to be able to prove to non believers that he does exist."

The question was bring one person BACK. God was never in physical form in the first place, so therefore, you can't bring him BACK :P

Johnny - posted on 09/07/2011

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You see, I would think that just bringing someone back from the dead might cause people to have their perceptions of reality changed already....

Sherri - posted on 09/07/2011

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Yes I would love to have God in a physical form just to be able to prove to non believers that he does exist.

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See, anyne influential to the world hasn't been close to me, therefore why would I bring them back? If I had th epower to bring one person back then my Papa wins, hands down. I don't care if I could do the world a favor, I want to do my kids a favor and let them meet their great grandpa who I loved so much. I don't care if that's selfish...

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Yea, I may not believe in jesus as the son of god. He was still right on. I would love to have a talk with him to go over what his messages really were.



edit to add* i don't change who i would bring back though, Gramma trumps Jesus.

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My grandfather he passed away in May this year. I was juts starting to build a really good relationship with him and he was really enjoying his great granchildren. Last time i saw him was in March just after my separation and the last thing he said to me was "If you need anything, Call us" He wasn't one to offer help to just anyone so i know that was huge coming from him. It still feel surreal that he is gone.

I would also like my great grandmother so she could meet my children because she was a beautiful woman. She was 90 when she passed and i still feel like she is my daughters guardian angel.

Charlie - posted on 09/06/2011

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Yeah sorry I wouldnt bring Mother teresa back ...... I side to much with Penn and Tellers opinion and Christopher Hitchens.

Jesus there is little proof outside of the bible he even existed , and shakespere lives on through his work.

Saint ? yeah not in my books besides my family are the most influencial people in mine and my childrens lives , why would I bring someone back with that much power that mean nothing to me with whom I have no bond or love for....seems a waste.

Merry - posted on 09/06/2011

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What's wrong with mother Theresa? I don't remember much about her at all!

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Thats so funny..i really admire the work Mother Teresa did when she was alive.I said when i was young.I wanted to be just like her..after my NAN, Mother Teresa is my second fav:-)lol.

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My papa. He passed away on January 9, 2004, so he never met my husband or our children. I just wish I could have danced with him at my wedding and shared my joy with the children with him. I miss him so much every single day.

Merry - posted on 09/06/2011

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Besides, I truly believe my mom was going to be a huge positive influence in peoples lives for years to come, we had just adopted my brother, and we were on a list to adopt a special needs girl, she was going to continue foster babies which helped so many families. Her impact was already great and she was only 40. I don't like thinking about how much good she would have done if she was able to live a full life. It's really maddening.

Merry - posted on 09/06/2011

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Rebecca I was wondering that when I started it but I think that since I started it off with my mom it might influence everyone to think of a loved one. If my mom was still alive idk who I'd pick

Mrs. - posted on 09/05/2011

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You know, I find it interesting that everyone said a loved one that they personally lost.

The first thing I thought of was how much power it would be to have the ability to bring anyone back. I'm surprised more people wouldn't say someone that is of great influence or could help a large number of people...you know like Shakespeare, Mother Teresa or even Jesus or something.

I guess it goes to show what people really care about when it comes down to it - their loved ones.

Jenn - posted on 09/05/2011

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My niece. But only if she could come back and start over without Cystic Fibrosis. She was 19 when she died.

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I would choose my Nan.Why.
I never really knew her as i was so young when she died.I heard so much wonderful things about her, the person she was etc.
She was a mother to us i have been told.She was loved so dearly my sisters and i would love to just see her once more.To always remember her face and most of all..Thank her,for being a huge part of our lives esp in the lives of my older sisters.She will forever live in my heart.In the hearts of those who loved her and knew her though.
If you ask anyone who knew her the would always say"She was one in a Million&a lady with a heart of gold".
To be compared to her makes me feel so proud.I also got her nose lol...Many would say its not something to be happy about lol(its not that bad lol) but i love it and embrace the fact many say i look like nan when she were a young lass.:-)
So there you go.My nan.. ♥ We will meet again so its all good.lol

Rosie - posted on 09/05/2011

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the babies i lost. i often wonder what they'd be like. although one of them i lost right before i got pregnant with grant, so i wouldn't have him. so i don't know what to think of that.

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For my own selfish reasons, I'd bring my maternal grandmother back. She was the only person I had in my entire life who would really listen to me. She was the most gentle woman on earth. She lived to 92, had great-great grandchildren and loved everyone. She was a schoolteacher and even after her death, she received letters from former students thanking her for her kindness and encouragement. I know I'll never see her again and even though it's been 4 years, it still hurts terribly.

When she died, it was like the whole world went deaf.

So yeah, I'd do almost anything to see her again.

Mary - posted on 09/05/2011

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Like Laura and Rebecca, it would be my mom. Not so much for me (although not a day goes by that I don't miss her), but more for my daughter. Molly was 18 months when my mom died, so she got to meet and know Molly, but I don't know that Molly really remembers her. She can point to a picture of her, and will say "Gammy!", but it's not like she knows her - how wonderful she was, or just how much she loved her.

I was fortunate to have both of my grandmothers growing up. My Mom's mother, in particular, was a warm, fun, and eternally happy lady. My sister and I loved nothing more than being with her, or spending time at her house without my parents. It makes me sad that Molly will never have that. My MIL is okay - but she lives over 5 hours away, and is not the most warm or affectionate of people. She means well, and I know she loves Molly, but she is a bit reserved and rigid. My mom, on the other hand, was the quintessential grandmother (and mother). That naturally warm, loving individual who pretty much anyone felt comfortable, safe and happy with. I wish my daughter still had that, and her, in her life.

Nikki - posted on 09/05/2011

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I have been really lucky, I have only lost both of my grandfathers and they both lived a full and happy life. If I could bring anyone back it would be my God mother's brother, he died last year in his 40's from cancer. He was one of the most influential and kind people I have ever known. He had a young family and a beautiful wife. It was such a tragic loss and he is missed by so many people.

April - posted on 09/04/2011

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I'd love to have known my grandma the way my mother knew her. Unfortunately, she was mentally ill and not "all there" (as in catatonic most of the time) for most of my life. She died when I was 12. My mom tells me all these stories about the funny things her mom used to say. I would have loved to bring her back to the way she was when she was a young woman and just chat with her! The other person I'd love to bring back is my friend Megan from high school so that I could tell her what a difference she made in my life! I never had many friends in school due to being deaf, sometimes kids were kind of afraid of me. Not Megan. Megan was killed by a drunk driver about a month after I met her. Like my grandmother, I never got to know more about Megan and what she was like!

Charlie - posted on 09/04/2011

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Easy , My Dad ......If I had that power why wouldnt I .

It was fathers day yesterday which was bittersweet for me I ended up in the bedroom hugging his jacket that still has his smell on it wishing he could hug me back feeling like if I closed my eyes a little harder I might just open them and he might just be there and it would turn out to be a bad dream.

Krista - posted on 09/04/2011

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@Sherri: Holy shit. I have no idea what your father put you through but it was obviously something that has affected you very deeply, and i'm very sorry that this took place.

As for myself? Hard to say. I would love for my grandparents to have seen my son. But, they died at a pretty advanced age and lived full lives, and really...they weren't cheated.

On the other hand, my best friend died at age 8, in the Air India crash. I wish I could bring her and her mother and brother back. They were taken before their time, in my opinion, and her dad was devastated for the rest of his life. I also wish I could bring back my stepbrother, who drowned at age 19. His loss was so hard on my stepdad.

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My mom's youngest brother. He was THE BEST uncle, and passed away from Leukemia the year I graduated.

Johnny - posted on 09/04/2011

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Hard question. For me, it would be between two people. My husband's father so that he could meet our daughter and spend the time that he was supposed to with my MIL. Also, my grandfather. After his death my mother's family fell apart, many of them succumbed to severe depression, especially my own mother. They hold such huge issues where he is concerned that I would want the chance to give them resolution.

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I would say my grandmother, she passed when I was 13 (30 now) so she never got to meet my husband or my babies, Id really love for her to be here and know my family.

Sherri - posted on 09/04/2011

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Well I was going to say my father, so I could kill him again and watch him suffer but then I changed my mind.

The one person is my husbands mom she sadly never got to meet me or any of our children.

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My Grandmother. I lived with her as a child, she passed away when i was 5. She was my mother, so when she passed away it was like i was orphaned. My real mom had to take me back. Not for long though, I was bounced around in the family from house to house. If she hadn't have passed, i would have grew up in a home. I miss her terribly.

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I agree, Laura -- being a mom sucks without having your mom around. My mom died weeks before my first two children were born. Almost four years have gone by and I still miss her everyday. I feel bad for my children because they never got to meet her or to learn what a wonderful, wonderful person she was. I would definitely choose my mom.

Lady Heather - posted on 09/04/2011

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That's easy - my grandma so my husband could meet her. It would be nice for her to meet the great-grandkids too, but I know she and my husband would have been two peas in a pod.

Stifler's - posted on 09/04/2011

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Damian's father. I never met him and I still get upset when everyone else talks about things he used to do and say and I have nothing to add to the conversation. I feel sad that my kids will never have him as a grandfather.

Merry - posted on 09/04/2011

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I'd choose my mom :)
She never met my husband or Eric or Fierna.
She was a foster mom for like 30 newborns over a few years. She had two at a time while she homeschooled us three kids. Idk HOW she did it! How did she get any sleep? How did she manage two babies at a time back to back with us kids and homeschooling! I just wish I could get her advise and help and encouragement" I know she would be SO much help and her knowledge would be irreplaceable.
I always feel like I have to have others tell me I'm a good mom and I've figured out it's because I don't have my mom telling me good job. If she was alive she would whip my dad into shape and maybe he would be a decent man again that I could have a relationship with.
Being a mom sucks without having a mom.
Heck she died before I even had a drivers listen or a job or a cell phone! There's so much I wish I could ask her as an adult.

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