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#11 itachi-san

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:18 PM

They are not the same, but it is not inaccurate to say you killed 1/4 of the enemy. like my example before, if I then asked you if you've killed a man, you would say yes. You're not lying, you have killed more than a man, but in English it is also true that you have killed a man, 1/10, 1/4 etc. of the enemy.

You would say "yes I've killed a man." not "No I haven't killed a man." Just because you've killed more than 1.



I know what you're saying, but apply it to this riddle. Does God really make sense for an answer to who killed 1/4 of mankind? If you say yes, I still say no :D
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:24 PM

I say the same thing when you say Cain. Since Cain never existed, there is no answer to this problem. If we want to include biblical stories, then we can't leave out god killing people too. ;)
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:40 PM

I say the same thing when you say Cain. Since Cain never existed, there is no answer to this problem. If we want to include biblical stories, then we can't leave out god killing people too. ;)



So you have a problem with fiction, but if I ask: 'who fought the windmill?' or: 'what is the name of the computer that went berserk in space?' or 'What does Alice eat to get bigger in Wonderland?'

These would all be answered using fictional names or things for questions asked about fictional stories. Yet they only have 1 generally acknowledged answer.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:46 PM

So you have a problem with fiction, but if I ask: 'who fought the windmill?' or: 'what is the name of the computer that went berserk in space?' or 'What does Alice eat to get bigger in Wonderland?'

These would all be answered using fictional names or things for questions asked about fictional stories. Yet they only have 1 generally acknowledged answer.


I don't have a problem with them. I'm just saying the question is very broad, and if we are going to include fiction, we can't pick and choose which parts of the bible apply.

If I asked you "what did alice eat in wonderland" obviously this is vague, and I can't say that only one answer is right.

Just like if you ask "Who killed 1/4 of mankind, my answer cannot be discounted solely because it is not what the OP was looking for.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:46 PM

I don't have a problem with them. I'm just saying the question is very broad, and if we are going to include fiction, we can't pick and choose which parts of the bible apply.

If I asked you "what did alice eat in wonderland" obviously this is vague, and I can't say that only one answer is right.

Just like if you ask "Who killed 1/4 of mankind, my answer cannot be discounted solely because it is not what the OP was looking for.



What did Alice eat to get bigger is not vague...
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:00 PM

What did Alice eat to get bigger is not vague...


Sorry I didn't mean to imply that it was. I modified it to be what i thought, more similar to the OP.

The question "What did alice eat" is vague. And in my opinion, "Who killed 1/4 of mankind" is even vaguer.

Edited by Noct, 26 March 2008 - 11:02 PM.

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