[LMB] Bringing it back to LMB [Was:OT: verging on forbidden territory: political]

Rachel anglerfish at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 14:07:27 BST 2011


> Ezar felt free to order mass murder to fulfill his purposes, because he believed (and prayed!)
> there was no God to judge him.  If I were an atheist, why on earth would I care about the
> environment or anything else but my own aggrandisement and pleasure?
>
> Mitch Miller

Ezar would have committed those acts anyway.

If good acts are only done because the actor fears punishment in the
afterlife, how good are they, really? If one person is charitable
because they choose to be so and another is charitable because there's
a gun to their head, which act is more "good"?



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