Friday, September 17, 2004
Thomism Weighs In
All this talk of flashlights... sigh. Submitted for Your Consideration:
Posit: The lights have never gone out in heaven before.
Posit: Since the lights have never gone out in heaven before, there has never been a need for artificial illumination; e.g., flashlights or candles.
Posit: Things are only created for a cause.
Posit: When there is not a need for something, it is not created.
Thus: There are not likely to be flashlights made or stocked in heaven.
Posit: Someone may have brought a flashlight into heaven, thinking that it might be useful.
Posit: Since there is no cause requiring a flashlight in heaven, the flashlight would have no function or need to exist.
Posit: Since the flashlight has no function or need to exist, its existence would be futile and even illogical.
Posit: Items with a futile and illogical existence are not allowed to function in heaven.
Thus: A flashlight would not work in heaven, even if one existed.
Thank you for your time. Sincerely, T. Aquinas, Th.D.
PS. The batteries would probably be dead, anyway.