META: The problem of "Good vs. Evil"

Andrew Burton tuglyraisin at
Tue Feb 19 17:56:42 PST 2008

Martin Phipps wrote:
> "I see and I understand."
> "Really?"
> "Yes and, in fact, I can relate to how you feel."
> "Oh?"
> "I too have had a bad day.  The mayor gave me a hard time this
> morning: he told me I hadn't been tough enough on crime."
> "Oh."
> "And, before that, I talked to my son about his report card.  He told
> me that school is a lot harder than it was when I was his age and that
> I should expect a few Cs and the occasional F."
> "Okay."
> "So while your argument may be perfectly valid, it is also
> unfortunately true that I'm not exactly in the mood to hear it right
> now.  You see, my own decision in this case is predetermined as a
> result of a combination of the evidence in this case and the sum total
> of my own life's experiences.  And given my current state of mind,
> what do you think my decision is going to be?"
> "Um... acquital?"
> "No.  You will be held in state prison until such time as you can be
> brought to the electric chair to face execution.  That is all.  Do you
> have a problem with that?"

"Not at all?  You are, after all, incapable of free will and merely a 
slave and puppet to a higher power."

Andrew Burton
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