An Atheist Falls Into a Swamp . . .

Man in a swamp

[David Hume] once fell into a swamp near the house he was building in Edinburgh. Owing to his reputation among the locals as an atheist, a woman refused to pull him out of it until he recited the Lord’s Prayer and the Belief, which, being practical-minded, he did. But not before he argued with her about whether Christians were obligated to help their enemies.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan

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