Friday, December 26, 2008
If the Lions Win This Sunday... ("Believe In Now")
If the Lions win this Sunday against Green Bay Olga's Restaurant will give you a free Olga sandwich. The coupon is here.
A few weeks ago my son Josh and I went to the MSU-North Carolina basketball game at Ford Field. It's the first time either of us had been there. What a facility! During halftime we went to the Lions Store. It's a pretty big store. Even though 20,000 fans were at the b-ball game, in the store there was only Josh and I, and 8 young sales people. Lions t-shirts were on sale for $10 (rather than $20-$40). One t-shirt was silver and blue with the words spread across the chest "Believe In Now." I almost bought one of the shirts. Josh said he didn't know if he'd be able to wear it.
Believe in now. "Now" is 0-15, and I believe it. Therefore, I believe in now. "Now" is what is happening at the present moment. "Now" is, well, now.
2. Therefore, now.
"Now" will be different next week. The Lions will not be 0-15. "Now" will have changed. In this regard we have two possible "nows."
1. On Dec. 29 the Lions will be either 0-16 or 1-16.
2. I will be eating a free Olga sandwich on Dec. 30.
3. Therefore, the Lions will be 1-15.
P1 is true.
P2 is possibly true, not probably true, and of course not necessarily true (otherwise the game need not be played). Believing in now won't affect the outcome. Therefore, I believe in then, because I care more about the Olga than the game.