Sunday, March 19, 2006

The Unhappy Happy Satan Paradox

At break fast this morning (ham and eggs, sunnyside up, biscuits and gravy, and a cup of hot Bosco) Bro. Juniper presented what he described as the Unhappy Happy Satan Paradox. What I find remarkable is that not one of the brothers piped in, in fact, I observed more than one hurriedly taking notes, with Bro. Cecil kind of fiddling with his hand-held device. Okay, for the paradox, which I do find puzzling in a rather paradoxical way.

"Is Satan happy? That is the question. For I posit that an unhappy Satan is a 'happy' Satan, in an 'unhappy' sense. For happiness is not in the realm of Satan, so Satan can only be unhappy, and if you really bow before Satan, Satan gets really, really unhappy, to the great misery of those who share Satan's unhappiness. But how could one 'worship' Satan, one would need to 'unworship' Satan in order for Satan to be unhappy, otherwise Satan would become happy ... and we know Satan doesn't like that. But then, Satan can't 'like' anything, so Satan must be unhappy in order to 'dislike' those who 'do not worship' said Satan. So, Satan cannot be happily happy, only unhappily happy, in a very unhappy sense."

There, to the best of my recollection, I think that's how it goes.

Bro. Bartleby


Moof said...

* Reaches for a BIG bottle of Aspirin! *


nela_05 said...

Although I usually apreciate your blog the semantics of Satan negations or pure negativity and what that implies somewhat confused me.