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Help! Moral Dilemma

November 19th, 2010, Promulgated by Ben Anderson

It’s a lose-lose situation. My daughter received the below Terrible Towel for her birthday. Do we let her keep it or burn it? If we keep it, we’re pretty much spitting on the late Myron Cope’s grave. If we burn it, we run the risk of bringing the Terrible Curse upon our family. Any moral theologians out there (preferably not from St. Bernard’s) who could offer some advice?

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4 Responses to “Help! Moral Dilemma”

  1. avatar Persis says:

    Dump the “Terrible Towel” and get her a Bill’s jersey!! 😉
    It will help in the practice of the virtures of patience & humility!! 🙂

  2. avatar Mike says:

    A quick check of Wikipedia shows that this is not a true Terrible Towel, claims of the NFL or anyone else notwithstanding.

    “I said, what we need is something that everybody already has, so it doesn’t cost a dime. So I says, ‘We’ll urge people to bring out to the game gold or black towels,’ then I’ll tell people if you don’t have a yellow, black or gold towel, buy one. And if you don’t want to buy one, dye one. We’ll call this the Terrible Towel.”

    — Myron Cope on the invention of the Terrible Towel

    This cloth is neither “yellow, black or gold,” so the Terrible Curse should not be an issue.

  3. avatar Dr. K says:

    I don’t know, but a trip to the confessional is in order for whoever purchased that thing! 🙂

  4. avatar benanderson says:

    @Persis – as long as the Bills are harmless, I root for them. As far as humility goes, being a Pirates has proven quite beneficial.

    @Mike – God bless you! You are so right – and as always your persistent research is priceless.

    @DrK – so true. When the present was opened it was kind of like being asked to stand during the consecration. Do I smile and nod and go w/ the flow or do what’s right? In this case, I smiled and nodded. I believe I might need to go to confession as well.


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