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Re: Beating Systems
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0992  Tuesday, 9 April 2002

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Monday, 08 Apr 2002 10:55:10 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0966 Beating Systems

[2]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Apr 2002 12:59:55 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0966 Beating Systems

[3]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Monday, 8 Apr 2002 22:48:08 -0400
        Subj:   Fw: SHK 13.0966 Beating Systems


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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 08 Apr 2002 10:55:10 -0700
Subject: 13.0966 Beating Systems
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0966 Beating Systems

Martin Steward suggests,

>I agree with everything Don Bloom wrote in response to my light-hearted
>attack against "systems" except his concept of "rewards you haven't
>earned".  Is it possible to get rewards you haven't earned? Isn't the
>suggestion blasphemous, in some sense?

Not really.  According to Luther, it would be blasphemous to claim that
you _have_ earned rewards in the afterlife.

On a more corporeal level, few of us believe that what Bill Gates did
for his billions is actually _worth_ infinitely more than what Mother
Theresa, who took a vow of perpetual poverty and so made nothing, did.

Cheers,
Se

 

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