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Would you make a deal with the Devil?

Discussion in 'Ethics & Morality' started by Gabe7, May 5, 2011.

  1. Gabe7

    Gabe7 Active Member

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    Let us, for the sake of this question, acknowledge the existence of the Devil and Hell.

    So, you're walking along a dirt road and you happen upon a crossroads. In the middle of the crossroads stands a man in a crumpled old suit. This is the Devil.

    He offers you the one-time chance to make a deal with him.

    You may choose any one area of expertise; musical ability, understanding of the universe, you name it, but in return you will be condemned to an eternity of suffering in Hell after your death.

    1) Would you do it, and if so, what?
    2) If yes, why? If no, why not?
    3) If yes, what would you use your new abilities for?
     
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  2. Mud Hole

    Mud Hole My name is Mud!

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    No. And just so you know, that is a false devil. The real devil would have a freshly pressed suit. :D
     
  3. Jro

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    Could I make stipulations on the deal, like "So good at diplomacy that world peace will inevitably happen"? Or better yet, "So good at guitar solos that world peace will inevitably happen"? Because seriously, I mean, 1) Rockin' guitar solos, 2) Babes, 3) did I mention the guitar solos? Oh yeah, and world peace.
     
  4. CaliforniaSun

    CaliforniaSun Well-Known Member

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    I'd much rather make a deal with Jesus, to live in abject poverty, pain and unimaginable human suffering in this life, with the promise of a swanky one in the next. :)
     
  5. Jro

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    But... but... instant gratification good, delay bad!!!!!!
     
  6. Ampersand

    Ampersand It's the name of the "and" symbol.

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  7. Mud Hole

    Mud Hole My name is Mud!

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    lol. Now that is the devil. Can't even keep his serpent put away.
     
  8. JustMeSee

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    No, eternity is too long for suffering.
     
  9. Jro

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    If I could guarantee that there would no longer be war, I'd be awfully tempted... Seriously, how long before torment gives way to monotony?
     
  10. metherion

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    What if my deal was for a one-way trip to Heaven?

    Metherion
     
  11. Jade Margery

    Jade Margery Stranger in a strange land

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    Well, um, I suppose immortality (and the inability to be killed) would be the only smart thing to ask for.


    Although... if you assumed you were already going to hell to begin with, why -not- make a deal? I mean, you'd end up in the same place anyway but you would have had a lot more fun getting there.
     
  12. Gishin

    Gishin Well-Known Member

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    There was a twilight zone episode I saw where that happened. Guy ended up getting sent to prison for life.
     
  13. mzungu

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    I would be more interested to hear his side of the story! I would ask him; what it was that made him rebel against God? I would ask him to tell me the truth as part of the deal. This will force him to not lie! Something tells me that there is two sides to this conflict between God and the Devil, and we know God's account only. After all; History is written by the victors and not by the vanquished! :D
     
  14. Jade Margery

    Jade Margery Stranger in a strange land

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    From: channelATE.com: Comics and Cartoons by Ryan Hudson - Dont Believe Everything You Hear
     
  15. SyntheticPaper

    SyntheticPaper the best mono-thingie guy there ever was

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    mehh … Tommy Johnson did it before Robert Johnson.
     
  16. mzungu

    mzungu INVICTUS

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  17. Eudaimonist

    Eudaimonist I believe in life before death!

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    Skill in devil slaying. ;)


    eudaimonia,

    Mark
     
  18. solarwave

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    Obviously I wouldn't do it. I have no idea why anyone would do it unless they thought that it would bring a huge amount of goodness to other people and therefore was somehow worth it.
     
  19. selfinflikted

    selfinflikted Under Deck

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    Monotony is torment.
     
  20. The Nihilist

    The Nihilist Contributor

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    Yes, but I'd want immortality.
     
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