Re: [asa] Dawkins, religion, and children

From: PvM <pvm.pandas@gmail.com>
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 21:40:07 EDT

Or perhaps the elite in our country, versus the poor and uninsured?
Did I not read recently that the chasm between rich and poor is
increasing in the US? Then again, I do not think that North Korean
leaders make for very good examples either.

On 5/4/07, David Opderbeck <dopderbeck@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 <pvm.pandas@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > It this a fair point? A vague statement about unnamed people ?
> >
> > On 5/3/07, David Opderbeck < dopderbeck@gmail.com> 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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