Man Playing Devil's Advocate Unaware He Is Devil
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March 4, 2020 at 12:00 am
In all three of his recitations today, Wharton freshman James Marfield raised his hand and opted to play Devil’s Advocate. However, sources confirm that while he might not know it, Marfield himself is in fact the very devil he thinks he’s advocating for.
Marfield is commonly overheard making comments that advocate for an unpopular opinion, often in favor of someone or something that the rest of the class, and perhaps most of humanity, has deemed the be on the wrong side of history.
Points such as “I think we should defer to the markets” or “we can’t deny the scientific advancements that came from Tuskegee” were made by Marfield, much to the chagrin of his classmates. While speaking, Marfield seemed completely unaware of the red-pointed tail flicking in the back of his seat, or the two small horns protruding from his head.
Asked to comment on why he always advocates for viewpoints that go against what all of his classmates seem to agree on, Marfield simply said, “I just feel like we should be listening to ALL worldviews, even the underworld views. Let’s not judge a book by its cover, or a demon by his scales, as I always say.”