Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Common Usage of Logic

3 men went to a hotel. The desk clerk said the room was $30, so each man put up $10 and went to the room. A little while later the desk clerk realized the room was only $25, so he sent the bellhop back to the 3 guy's room with $5. On the way to the room the bellhop couldn't figure how to split the $5 between the 3 guys so he just gave each one of them $1 and he kept the other $2. That left the 3 guys paying $9 each for the room. 3x9=27+ the 2 that the bellhop kept =$29. WHERES THE OTHER DOLLAR??????

Now don't be lazy. Try to actually figure this out.

"If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?"

"Don`t think that you`re thinking. If you think that you're thinking you only think that you're thinking."

"If a train station is where a train stops, what is a workstation?"

Sorry, just a little filler in there so if you have any regrets about giving up so easily and really do want to take some more time figuring out where that dollar went, the explanation won't be right there to ruin the last opportunity to think for yourself.

Unfortunately, the $30 "logical" approach to spiritual life doesn't work, and those who get caught up in it usually end in sectarian bickering. If you want to use logic, then at least study it and apply it correctly.

Unfortunately, much of what passes for intelligent dialogue in so-called spiritual circles is the $30 "logic" as seen herein, or what seem to be the devotees favorite logical fallacies: the Red Herring , the Ad Hominem, and the Strawman.

Incidentally, the answer is the three men paid three x nine = twenty-seven, of which twenty five went to pay for the room and the other two went into the bellhop's pocket.


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