> Here's one:
> A man dies who is neither excessively evil nor good. In the
> afterlife he is greeted by an angel who tells him that because
> he is a borderline case he will be given a choice of two doors.
> One leads to Hell and the other to Heaven.
> The angel tells him that two identical angels guard the doors,
> one for each door. One angel is in reality a demon in disguise
> who will always answer with a lie to any question he is asked
> and the other, who is a real angel, will always answer with the
> The man is allowed to ask each angel one question and that
> question has to be the exact same question to each angel.
> What is the question that will allow the man to pick the door
> that will lead him to Heaven?
This is a classic. It requires 'cross-comparison' of the information each offers, so he should ask each one what the other would tell him about the door he guards.
Like ancient Rome, we today are once more importing every form of exotic superstition in the hope of finding the right remedy for our sickness.
-- C. G. Jung
Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam (1930), CW 15: pg. 60
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