Terry Pratchett on Why we need to believe in things...
   
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Submitted by C-note
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I guess I’m not human by his measure then.

Do people really believe the universe/nature offers justice or mercy?
These aren’t even universal human properties, and they are purely human concepts…. they absolutely aren’t properties of the universe.
The universe is cold, calculating, and impersonal, not a moral, ethical, or empathetic guardian of justice or mercy that cares about you.
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written by newtboy

I SAW THIS WHOLE MOVIEWS ITS AWESOME
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written by pmx01

No, that was Ebenezer Scrooge.

True story..
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written by BSR

"You need to believe in things that aren't true...how else can they become?"

All well and good when you're talking about justice and mercy, but what about election fraud?
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written by crotchflame

First you believe in Santa Claus
Then you don't believe in Santa Claus
Then you become Santa Clause
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written by BSR

I saw this whole movie and its not bad.

The books are great.

You have to believe in something to have a goal in life but you need to pick well.

Justice and mercy (opposites in a way, no?) are IMHO good things to hope for, hoping to prove election fraud is like praying your neighbors goat should die. Morals and politics are a personal choice. Morals are what you hope to be and politics are what you hope the world around you will be.

Pratchett does a good job explaining to kids that its how you change yourself is more important than how you change the world.

The universe offers entropy.
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written by vil

Wait.

Why doesn't this Skeletor's mouth move when he's talking?

Hmph.
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written by lucky760

He has no fleshy bits to talk with. His voice is just in your head.

The descriptions of Death in the books are pretty interesting. Like I'm pretty sure he can move through solid objects because he exists forever, so he's existed at a time when that solid object wasn't there.
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written by TheFreak

Quick! What did you pick?

I picked to not climb mountains without ropes.
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written by BSR


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