Unpenetrable Shield and All-piercing Spear
(A contradiction in logic)
An armorer of Chu boldly claims to make the best spears and shields.
"My shields are so strong; they cannot be penetrated by any weapon," he said.
"My spears are so sharp; they can pierce any shield," he further said.
A man asks, "If your spear is thrown at your shield, what then?"
The armorer had no reply.
By logic, both an unpenetrable shield and an all-piercing spear can not exist at the
-State of Chu (841-233 b.c.),
What is the moral of this story?
Careful about the logic in any story.
Have you heard a similar story in Western literature?
- If God Almighty really is omnipotent he must be able to create so
heavy a rock He will be unable to lift it up.
- Epimenides (7th century A.D.) said: "All men from Crete ar liars!"
(Epimenides was a man from Crete himself.) Is his statement true or
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