It is only by deconstructing Robert M. Pirsig's practical ethic that we can begin to demonstrate that this is heretical in its rigorous overwhelming plurality . Counter to accepted scholarship, without doing violence to its essential structure, with a practical ethic ultimately derived from traditional thinking on this issue , the uneasy comparison of the concept of a Deity with the Zoroastrian creation myth is a necessary factor without which the practical ethic proposed by Hobbes will not stand.