Svatopluk Karásek, Evangelical priest and member of parliament

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I don’t really know, maybe a parson…

What is the meaning of your life?
Not to know precisely what its meaning is, and constantly to seek it.

What truth about yourself would you like people to know?
For them to know my aspirations, not just what is possible to realize.

Who is your favorite fictitious character?
The Good Fairy.

What do you most like to do during the day?

Where will you never return to?
Prison, hopefully.

How will people live in a hundred years?
More diversely; more modernly is impossible.

What is your favorite drug?
A cigarette.

What’s your favorite saying?
” Whatever you’re doing, stop it.”

What do you like about men, and what do you despise?
I like it that they have ideas. I can’t stand their pride.

What do you like about women, and what do you despise?
I like their tenderness. I can’t stand their heartlessness.

Are you lucky in life?
Rather, but I mostly have to help out a lot.

If you won the lottery and never had to work again, how would you spend your time?
Doing what I do now.

Which of your dreams has come true?
Almost all of them.

What is never missing from your fridge?
Almost everything is missing almost all the time.

If you had to give up one of your senses, which one would it be?
Certainly not taste – I would choose between smell and touch.

If you were organizing a dinner and could invite five people from any era, whom would you invite, and why?
Petr Chelčický, Jan Augusta, Master Jan Hus, Jeroným Pražský, and Jan Amos Komenský – they were all cool guys.

Do you think it’s better always to know the truth or to know nothing?
To know the truth.

Would you like to travel in space?
Probably not – the Earth is big enough.

What would be the first thing you’d warn an alien?
” Look out for people!”

Have you ever made an unusual bet, and what were the results?
Once I bet five somersaults on a soccer score. Then I had a sore back.

Do you like happy endings?
I don’t believe in them, but I like them.

What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I don’t really know, maybe a parson…






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