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Opinions are immunity to being told you’re wrong
Paper, rock, and scissors
They all have their pros and cons
- ” The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One” by Relient K
We all know how it works, right?
Paper covers rock. Rock breaks scissors. Scissors cut paper. No cheating with the volcano of doom.
When I was in college, I studied the martial art of Hayashi-ha Shito-ryu Kai karate for a little over a year, which was a lot more strenuous exercise than it was just learning how to kick someone’s teeth out.
During one training session, we chose partners to play a not so friendly game of rock, paper, scissors, with the loser getting to do push ups and the loser getting to stand there watching, mocking, with ten rounds making for a pretty good “warm up” exercise.
Guess who lost the first round?
Guess who lost the second round?
Guess who lost the third round?
Guess who lost the fourth round?
Guess who lost the fifth round?
Guess who lost the sixth round?
Guess who lost the seventh round?
Guess who lost the eight round?
Guess who lost the ninth round?
Guess who lost the tenth round?
If you guessed “Patrick”, you guessed wrong. If you guessed “Tyler” for every round, you were correct, which probably means that I have to do more push ups.
If you’re doing the mathematics at home, the odds of losing ten times in a row at a game of chance such as this is 1 in 1024.
Can you take a guess as to why I am not a big fan of games of chance, luck and happenstance?
I like a sure thing. I don’t want to roll the dice. I want to know that what I’m doing is right.
If there was ever a reason to get into the Word of God and spend time with Him it’s that when you know His Word and walk by His Spirit you will know His will for your life.
Have you ever bet on something beyond your control?