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Comment author: MugaSofer 24 March 2013 05:55:23PM 1 point [-]

Indeed, hence my noting it "makes the priest seem unwilling to risk hell to save the children" in my comment.

However, if we're going to actually discuss the problem, I'm going to point out that this whole system was supposedly set up by a benevolent superintelligence. Attempting to subvert it is, presumably, contrary to your own value system, even if no-one can quite articulate why.

In other words: if it sends you to Hell, God wants to discourage it. God is all-knowing, all-powerful and Friendly; do you really want to fight him on this?