The 3 Rooms

My dad, who is a self acclaimed agnostic, is a man who strattled the fence in regards to morals and religion almost all of his life. Same thing goes for my mother, except she was alot more prone to different religions and spiritual paths of enlightenment, until she finally settled for the title “Non-religious spiritualist”.
And I myself, am a believer in God but follow no religion, so I guess you can say I have the same morals as my mother. But let’s get to the interesting part about this all.
One night I was having a phone conversation with my dad and we just so happened to discuss the topics of Morals and Religion. Then out of no where, something came to mind. I came up with a very interesting theory that was in reference to what we were talking about. A theory that tests the psyche of the human brain, your decision making skills, your trust and gullibility, and where your heart truly morally relies.
And this is my theory…
“You are walking down a hallway, and you found out that you have recently been diagnosed with cancer and only have 24 hours left to live. As you walk down towards the end of the hallway, you approach 3 different doors which lead to 3 different rooms. Room A, Room B, and Room C.
You open the door to Room A, and all you find in the room is a table with an Antidote sitting on top of it. Next to the antidote is a card that reads ‘This is an antidote to cure your cancer, drink this and you will live much longer.’

You walk out of the room, and open the door to Room B, and all you find in the room is a table with a religious book (enter your religious book that you follow, if any, here), and any other idolatrous items you use for prayer. Next to the items is a card that reads, ‘Do you believe in the power of prayer? Do you believe that (enter your god here) will heal you of your sickness? If so, choose this room and your prayers will be answered.’

You then walk out of Room B, and enter Room C. You open the door, and all you see is a table, with only a card on top of it. The card reads, ‘If you do not choose the antidote in Room A, and you also don’t believe in the power of prayer in Room B, then choose this room and live your life to the fullest, knowing you have only 24 more hours left to live.’

I have explained this same theory to numerous people. My gf, my friends, co-workers, family members. Everyone had there own answers and their own reasons. Some have given me more logical answers, some have given me more stripped down answers. Their is no right or wrong answer, but depending on how you analyze the situation, determines your intelligence and ability to dissect a situation to comfort your reasoning.

So my question to you is, what room would you choose and why? Room A, Room B, or Room C?
What is the reason(s) behind your choice,? And explain why you WOULD NOT choose the other rooms.

13 thoughts on “The 3 Rooms”

  1. Interesting. It’s straddle the fence. It’s a test, not a theory. Why wouldn’t I take the antidote, walk over to room three, drink the antidote and play it from there?

    1. It’s really a test and theory all in one. I am always interested in the answers regarding this theory/test. My friend gave me the same answer as you did. Although, he mentioned that what if the antidote in room A was actually a poison that killed you faster than the 24 hours you were originally given? Then you would be crap out of luck.
      Interesting thoughts from you both, and that is what I mean by breaking down and dissecting the situation. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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