A questionnaire adapted from an example of Bertrand Russell's (Celestial teapot) -- by Brian Flemming

"I propose that out there in space; in-between Earth and mars. There is a teapot revolving around the sun. This teapot is too small to be revealed by even our most powerful telescopes, or other instruments. It has never been seen. And it has otherwise never been detected by Astronomers. I can offer you no evidence that the teapot exists. "

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Only answer either YES, or NO to each question.
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1) Do you believe that this teapot exists?

2) What if it was true that most of the people on earth believed in the teapot existence.
Would you then believe that the teapot exists?

3) What if it was also true that you went to a place where people were celebrating the teapot. And they were singing and dancing, and hugging you, and you had the most intense emotional experience of your life.
Would you then believe that the teapot exists?

4) What if all of the teapot worshipers attributed that emotional experience to the teapot. Would you then believe that the teapot exists?

5) What if you started to feel a desire to believe in the teapot even though you still had no evidence. Would you then believe that the teapot exists, based on that desire?

6) What if someone told you that believing in the teapot would help you to live forever in paradise. Would you then believe that the teapot exists?

7) What if someone told you that you would suffer for eternity if you didn't believe in the teapot. Would you then believe that the teapot exists?

Katalyzt

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