From: Lee Daniel Crocker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 10:43:15 MST
>> If this were the practice of intelligent and respectable people,
>> to dislike people because they hold opinions that differ from
>> their own ... I'd question their intelligence, and find it difficult
>> to respect them.
What more rational basis is there to judge people than on their
conscious choices of will? There are far too many people willing
to irrationally judge people on things like race, beauty, culture,
intelligence, nationality, and other things that they mostly
inherited from their parents. But a person's actual moral values
as expressed by their willful actions are totally a matter of
choice, and are a totally rational basis for judgment.
Or to put it another way, /actions/ can be rationally judged to
be good or bad--/people/ in general cannot. /Beliefs/ can also
be judged, because incorrect beliefs lead to bad actions.
-- Lee Daniel Crocker <email@example.com> <http://www.piclab.com/lee/> "All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past, are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC
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