July 15th, 2003

Steam Escaping!


You have been awarded the TPM medal of distinction! This is our second highest award for outstanding service on the intellectual battleground.

The fact that you progressed through this activity without being hit and biting very few bullets suggests that your beliefs about God are internally consistent and well thought out.

A direct hit would have occurred had you answered in a way that implied a logical contradiction. The bitten bullets occurred because you responded in ways that required that you held views that most people would have found strange, incredible or unpalatable. However, because you bit only two bullets and avoided direct hits completely you still qualify for our second highest award. A good achievement!

How did you do compared to other people?

125921 people have completed this activity to date.
You suffered zero direct hits and bit 2 bullets.
This compares with the average player of this activity to date who takes 1.37 hits and bites 1.10 bullets.
46.90% of the people who have completed this activity, like you, took very little damage and were awarded the TPM Medal of Distinction.
7.44% of the people who have completed this activity emerged unscathed with the TPM Medal of Honour.
Bitten Bullet 1

You answered "True" to questions 6 and 13.

These answers generated the following response:

You stated earlier that evolutionary theory is essentially true. However, you have now claimed that it is foolish to believe in God without certain, irrevocable proof that she exists. The problem is that there is no certain proof that evolutionary theory is true - even though there is overwhelming evidence that it is true. So it seems that you require certain, irrevocable proof for God's existence, but accept evolutionary theory without certain proof. So you've got a choice: (a) Bite a bullet and claim that a higher standard of proof is required for belief in God than for belief in evolution. (b) Take a hit, conceding that there is a contradiction in your responses.

You chose to bite the bullet.


Bitten Bullet 2

You answered "True" to Question 16.

This answer generated the following response:

You've just bitten a bullet! In saying that God has the freedom and power to do that which is logically impossible (like creating square circles), you are saying that any discussion of God and ultimate reality cannot be constrained by basic principles of rationality. This would seem to make rational discourse about God impossible. If rational discourse about God is impossible, there is nothing rational we can say about God and nothing rational we can say to support our belief or disbelief in God. To reject rational constraints on religious discourse in this fashion requires accepting that religious convictions, including your religious convictions, are beyond any debate or rational discussion. This is to bite a bullet.


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I've seen this one before -

But it is still a good one, and it has been a while, so it should entertain. Enjoy.

A Husband Shopping Center has opened in Atlanta, where a woman can go to choose from among many men to be her husband.

It is laid out in five floors, with the men increasing in positive attributes as you ascend. There is, however, a catch.

You're only allowed in once.

Once you open the door to any floor, you must choose a man from that floor. If you go up a floor, you can't go back down except to exit the building.

So, a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door says:

Floor 1:
These men have jobs and love kids.

The woman reads the sign.
"Well, that's better than not having jobs, or not loving kids, but I wonder what's further up?"
So up she goes.

The second floor sign says:
Floor 2:
These men have high-paying jobs, love kids and are extremely good-looking.

"Hmmm, better," says the woman. "But I wonder what's further up?"

The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3:
These men have high-paying jobs, love kids, are extremely good-looking and help with the housework.

"Wow," says the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there's more further up!"
And so again, she goes up.
On the fourth floor the sign reads:

Floor 4:
These men have high-paying jobs, love kids, are extremely good-looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak.

"Oh, mercy me." (That's how women talk in Atlanta) "But just think... what must be awaiting me further up?"

So up to the fifth floor she goes.

The sign on that door says:
Floor 5:
This floor is just to prove that women are impossible to please.

Thank you for shopping.

Have a nice day!
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