[LMB] OT: All discussions re religion vs. atheism

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Tue Sep 13 00:16:54 BST 2011


JenL wrote:
> On the "do as you would have done unto you", I have occasionally 
> wished there was a better way to say "do as the one you're doing for 
> would prefer". I've had quite a few well-meaning folks do absolutely 
> the wrong thing at the wrong time, because it's what *they* would have 
> wanted done for them.

I recall reading (but can't cite a source) that Aquinas defined love as 
"willing the good of the other *as other*". I think that's about right.

Jim Parish




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