This is a blog to discuss philosophy, chess, politics,
C. S. Lewis, or whatever it is that I'm in the mood to discuss.
If someone does bad things, in what sense is he a "good person"?Isn't being good a rather all-or-nothing proposition (as Wicktor discovered at Noìli's Custom Ice Cream Shoppe)? That is, is it not the case that just as TRUE + TRUE + TRUE + ... + TRUE + FALSE = FALSE, so too that GOOD + GOOD + GOOD + ... + GOOD + WICKED = WICKED?I seem to recall something along those lines being said repeatedly in a certain infamous "Bronze Age Religious Text"
^ My point is that one of the more humorous aspects of the "It takes religion to get good people to do bad things" pseudo-argument is the charming belief (and unspoken assumption) that there *is* such a thing as "a good (human) person".
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