Hank Green discusses moral luck. In a podcast in February, which I’m scripting now, I’ll be covering how the existence of actual demons in Ars Magica adds a wrinkle to moral luck. We’ll cover Paul, who didn’t believe in it (for him the desire was a deed) and Oregin, (who took Paul’s injunction to strike out the eye that causes you to sin in a weird direction), heading into Cathar territory. We;ll talk about Dante, and being taxanomically defined forever for your worst day. We may head out in the musical Hamilton and talk about Aaron Burr,and if he deserves a place in Hell.
Then we’ll think about Hermetic Law. We need Greek views of guilt and blame using Oedipus, the existence of living embodiments of ill-luck, and Criamon Adulterations to mix up a batch of plot hooks. for storytelling.
After it’s over, you’ll think differently about how a character that’s “lucky” lives in a world where sin and salvation are real. It was never just about rerolling skill failures. Does moral luck stand between you and damnation?
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