Monday, April 19, 2010

Sold Their Souls for Negative Five Pounds Sterling

It was a little disheartening to see that about 90% of the purchasers of one particular game sold their souls for negative five pounds (British) (link to story). Technically, they optioned their souls for that price, since the game company has to exercise its option ... but since the exercise of the option includes no further payment, they have effectively sold their souls. There were several points to the offer, the primary one being that no one bothers to read the click-wrap (or whatever they are calling them these days) license agreements for products purchased on-line. In this case, those people who read the agreement and opted out of the option received five pounds (British).

- TurretinFan

Thanks to Roman Catholic blogger Mark Shea for bringing this to my attention.

7 comments:

David Betz said...

That's easily the dumbest thing I've ever heard (and, yes, I've listened to the Calvary Chapel guys talk about Calvinism-- so that's really saying something!)

rsolis89 said...

TF,

This may be a dumb question, but is it even possible to sell your soul? If someone sells their soul (if possible) if they repent and put their faith in Christ will they get it back? What does Scripture say on the subject? I always kind of wondered about that. Thank you

Ben

Turretinfan said...

rsoliz89:

Without thinking very deeply about it, I'm inclined to say that while one cannot literally sell one's soul, one can *in effect* sell one's soul by valuing something (anything) higher than eternal life.

-TurretinFan

Lockheed said...

No kidding... if the company was dumb enough to offer 5 pounds for their soul, why not take it? Of course we here in the states have already sold our collective soul for much less. ;)

natamllc said...

These verses come to mind and it is a matter of God Sovereign Grace. Without it these verses are void upon their soul anyway:::>

Col 2:13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
Col 2:14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Turretinfan said...

Negative Lockheed. If you *don't* sell your soul, you get the five pounds.

Matthew said...

"Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. (Ezekiel 18:4)

"Our souls are our own not in respect of dominion and property (for we are not our own, All souls are mine, saith God), but in respect of nearness and concern; our souls are our own, for they are ourselves." (Matthew Henry on Matthew 16:24-28)