I can see why it is named "The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever". I actually remembered the puzzle from Colleage, but I must admit it was a hard "nut to crack". I found a link to the answer http://people.ucsc.edu/~jburke/three_gods.pdf, but I would advise anyone to try and solve it before looking at the answer
quote:1 of them tells the truth all the time, 1 of them tells a lie all the time, and 1 of them always answers randomly.
Since God the Father is the one credited with creating the universe, he must be the liar. He told us he hung the stars in a firmament and we know that's not true. He told us that he created those stars after he created earth, which we also know is not true. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. This guy lies!
I can't think of anything Jesus ever lied about, so I'm guessing he's the truth-teller.
According to some of the fundies I know (like those in my family) the Holy Ghost can send mixed signals. My aunt, just hours before the death of my uncle: "I've spoken to the Holy Spirit, and I just know John's going to be okay". He was for a couple hours.
quote:I can't think of anything Jesus ever lied about, so I'm guessing he's the truth-teller.
It's not exactly lying - more like breaking a promise - but he foretold his generation that they (or at least some of them) would see the end of times before their death. See for instance Matthew 16:28 or Mark 13:30-31.
He also told his followers many times that they would receive anything that they asked for in prayer. Many unanswered prayers have been heard since then....