Re: [asa] Dawkins, religion, and children

From: David Opderbeck <>
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 09:16:44 EDT

Pim, I did not have you in mind here; I don't have any idea what your
ethical ideas are. I'm sorry if I gave that impression.

I do, however, think it's a fair general statement. One only needs to
observe how the elites in utilitarian-based societies live in comparison
with the rest of the population -- say, the political leaders of North
Vietnam in comparison to the average peasant -- to confirm it.

On 5/4/07, PvM <> wrote:

> It this a fair point? A vague statement about unnamed people ?
> On 5/3/07, David Opderbeck <> wrote:
> > Most materialists / atheists / strong agonistic mentalities are faking
> it.
> > The proof? Few of them have the courage of their stated "convictions":
> >
> > It's a very fair point, I think, to note that many people who support a
> > pragmatic / utilitarian ethic shy away from their own stance when it
> > directly affects themselves or their own families.

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