Have you ever tricked someone into thinking you were someone whom you are not?
Then are actors, role-players, and children playing “house” beyond saving?
Key word being “tricked”. Actors don’t trick people into thinking they are someone else. They are performing a part and the audience is aware of that.
Role-players aren’t tricking other role-players into thinking they’re someone else. They’re in an environment where everyone is doing it and everyone is aware of it. And if you think that other person really is an orc warrior from the Hills of Orcs maybe you’re just tricking yourself.
Same with children playing “house”. Everyone involved is aware it’s a game and not real. There is no tricking.
Unfortunately, a lot of these questions don’t paint a full picture. I donate to charity. But should it count differently if I donate $1 at the grocery check out stand once a year than if I donated $1000 to Hurricane Katrina relief?
I gave a dollar to a beggar once. I’ve never given anything else to a beggar (before or after). So am I still virtuous because of that one act? Does not helping all those others diminish that?
Do I love to shop for myself even when I don’t need anything new? Yes. Of course. Do I shop for myself even when I don’t need anything new. Not normally, no. But I would like to.
Do I have any pagan religious beliefs? I don’t know. Does Halloween count? Would Islamic or Buddhist beliefs qualify as pagan for this Catholic/Christian-biased test?
Is a pimp a good thing to be? I don’t know. It might be fun to try it out and get back to you, though.
By the way, I’ll be on the 6th level, too.