Pins and Wheedles

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? That’s one of the questions that ancient religious philosophers spent a bunch of time debating. I was once told that the real debate was not one of trying to find out a specific number but more one of trying to figure out if the number was infinite or not.

As if that makes the debate any more sensible.

I mean, isn’t that like trying to debate whether or not God has a beard? There’s just no actionable knowledge on which to base the discussion. I suggested to God this week that we should turn the question around, make it an issue of acupuncture. Just how many pins can you stick in the head of an angel?

God just said that I was a pinhead for even asking. Apparently even God can make bad puns.

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