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The Ice Cream Dilemma (poll)

My last few posts have been rather heavy in terms of the subject matter, so today I thought I’d lighten the mood a little with a hopefully thought-provoking poll.

Here’s a real life scenario:

It’s been a hard day at work and I’m feeling drained. As I leave work, I say a prayer to thank God for the blessings of the day, and ask Him to lift my spirits and give me peace throughout the evening.

A few minutes later, the thought enters my mind that I would like to buy a tub of my favourite ice cream. It’s on the more expensive end of the ice cream spectrum, but I pop into the ice cream parlour to buy a tub on my way home.

For the rest of my journey home, I feel a little guilty about buying the ice cream and wonder whether that money might have been better spent on my kids or put towards something of more lasting value for my home.

So, the question is: Should I have bought the ice cream?

I’ve laid out some suggested answers below, from which you can choose one, or you can add your own answer. The answers appear in random order. I will leave the poll open for a week, and then share the results in a post on this blog. Feel free to share the poll around; the more votes that are submitted, the more interesting the outcome will be.


Disclaimer: Any similarity between the events described in this post and my own life struggles is purely coincidental. Of course.

Disclaimer 2: Don’t take this poll too seriously. I know theological matters are serious, and I’m serious 99% of the time, but this is just a bit of fun.

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Steven Colborne

About Me

Hello, I’m Steven and I’m a philosopher and author based in London. My main purpose as a writer is to encourage discussion about God. I write about a wide variety of subjects related to philosophical theology, including divine sovereignty, the nature of God, suffering, interfaith dialogue and more. My mantra: Truth heals.

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