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« on: October 27, 2021, 04:40:43 PM »

The upside: You get infinite money during your life, and do not have to face any negative consequences during life for the privilege (so no getting in legal trouble or anything).
The downside: If hell exists, then you are automatically sent there for your afterlife.
Note: if it turns out that hell does not exist, then there is no downside towards taking this deal.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 04:46:47 PM »

I believe in everlasting hell, so No by default.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2021, 05:22:31 AM »

No. Infinite money would be boring. Make it a mere trillion dollars and I might consider it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2021, 06:58:12 AM »

I'd do it. I'm not opposed to going to hell as it is.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2021, 08:01:27 AM »

Infinite is a bit much, and seems a fortiori to suggest that nobody else has any, which makes the hypothetical impractical to put it mildly, but that nitpick aside (I'd settle for a measly 100 billion), since I think the odds hell exists are basically zero, sure. But not from birth. Give me the winning lottery ticket at about say age 30.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2021, 02:12:49 PM »

What is the nature of this hell, and of the likelihood that it exists?
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2021, 04:23:08 PM »

What is the nature of this hell, and of the likelihood that it exists?

The likelihood that it exists is zero, so no need to worry about the nature of it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2021, 04:31:51 PM »

What is the nature of this hell, and of the likelihood that it exists?

The likelihood that it exists is zero, so no need to worry about the nature of it.

I mean, in any situation where we’re talking about receiving infinite money, I don’t think real-world logic applies.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2021, 06:11:55 PM »

Deals with the devil never work out in your favor. Rookie mistake. Hell no.
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 02:37:32 AM »

Yes, because I'm pretty confident that there's no afterlife
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2021, 05:48:01 PM »

Wouldn't infinite money be worth nothing?

And no. I am agnostic on the existence of Hell, but I'll pass on that gamble.
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2021, 10:45:11 PM »

Hell no.
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2021, 02:11:51 AM »

Definitely not
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2021, 09:51:35 PM »

What is the nature of this hell, and of the likelihood that it exists?

The likelihood that it exists is zero, so no need to worry about the nature of it.

I mean, in any situation where we’re talking about receiving infinite money, I don’t think real-world logic applies.

In particular, I would think that any entity with the capacity to offer this deal would know more about the likelihood that an afterlife exists than any of us do or would.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2021, 10:04:42 PM »

Firstly, I believe in an afterlife.

Secondly, infinite money would get either get very boring quickly, or very scary. One might say infinite money IS hell.
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2021, 09:35:21 AM »

I believe in the existence of hell, so absolutely not taking that deal.
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2021, 10:15:16 AM »

What is the nature of this hell, and of the likelihood that it exists?

The likelihood that it exists is zero, so no need to worry about the nature of it.

I mean, in any situation where we’re talking about receiving infinite money, I don’t think real-world logic applies.

In particular, I would think that any entity with the capacity to offer this deal would know more about the likelihood that an afterlife exists than any of us do or would.

And there's one supernatural entity in particular who's known to offer exactly these kinds of deals...
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2021, 10:37:25 AM »
« Edited: December 12, 2021, 10:45:31 AM by afleitch »

Yes.

I'd use the money in a transformative way as it becomes meaningless if I have an unlimited supply and in being unlimited has no ill effects (inflation etc) due to the deal offered. So I'd redistribute it to end poverty, privilege and hunger.

If doing so sends me to hell then gladly.
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« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2021, 11:48:22 AM »

yeah, because if hell exists i'm going there anyway no matter what, that's just how it's always been and always will be, so i guess in this scenario at least i get something for it.

agree w afleitch about using it to make the world a better place too.
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2021, 07:49:05 PM »

Only if I could use some of the money to increase my chances of living forever.
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2021, 11:36:11 PM »

Better safe than sorry, so no.
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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2021, 11:24:47 PM »

Deals with the devil never work out in your favor. Rookie mistake. Hell no.
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