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yes Gods are crazy

Hanging on to the towel

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You believe that you are entitled to possess/experience ‘X’. As with any belief, this may not necessarily logically (colloquially referred to as ethically) valid. You are offered ‘X’.

The question here is not about whether you would accept the offer. The question is, “Do you consider this to be an issue of just two choices, or is it more of a grayscale issue?” And, how much of an effect would this answer have on how far you go with the offer?

Words of wisdom:
Marvin

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

Zaphod Beeblebrox

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.

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Written by kowsik

August 10, 2009 at 17:27

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  1. Isn’t that dependent on how strongly you believe? Or, on second thoughts, how strongly think you believe AFTER you are presented with the offer?

    K-boy

    August 14, 2009 at 01:25

    • I don’t know, actually. I don’t even know if the extremes represented by Marvin and Zaphod differ in their response. Marvin wouldn’t resist because he knows of the futility, Zaphod wouldn’t resist because he is Zaphod. Since our time-scales of attention are way shorter than Marvin’s and way longer than Zaphod’s, we can only envy them I suppose. As the Bard might put it, therein lies the rub!

      I have a feeling that the answers depend a lot on the level of condescension that one has for the society. Have you read Crime and Punishment?

      kowsik

      August 14, 2009 at 09:57


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