Re: OT: "Science is interesting; if you don't agree, you can fuck off."
|From:||Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 16:01|
On Wed, 14 Nov 2007 08:25:09 -0500, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
>I must agree that one shouldn't always wait to be asked for help. And
>therein lies the rub, since deciding whether or not someone who is not
>asking for help needs it anyway is wholly dependent on the beliefs of
>the prospective helper. To go back to the religion thing: if you
>truly believe that everyone who doesn't share your faith is going to
>be damned for all eternity, how can you in good conscience *not*
I agree. But aren't we getting close to dangerous territory here?
>On 11/14/07, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
>> >Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote:
>> >Simple qualifier: "Stay out of other people's business UNLESS INVITED
>> >TO BECOME INVOLVED." Thus people asking for help can find help and
>> >people wanting to be left alone can be left alone.
>> I don't find that qualifier so simple. I must assume that you are not
>> limiting this invitation to a verbal one. I can think of many
>> situations where a person is in trouble and is not able to ask for help
>> in words.
>Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>