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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* >proselytize?
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. >> >> Charlie >> > > >-- >Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>