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Old June 11th, 2014, 02:58 PM  
Vlerchan
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Default Re: Religion

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Originally Posted by Cheesee
That doesn't make the decision illogical.
If something is not done in your best interest then it is illogical.

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Originally Posted by Cheesee
Altruism can be based on logical decision making.
Altruism (n): disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others or behaviour of an animal that benefits another at its own expense.

You literally cannot act both altruistically and in your own self-interest by definition.

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Originally Posted by Cheesee
Doing something in the interest of others can be because you want to secure a future for the people you care for, or many other logical reasons.
Acting altruistically for your own benefit (inc. emotional benefit - you want to see them close to you have a nice future) is not acting altruistically by definition of what acting altruistically is. Donating money to people you don't know or care for would be altruistic as you don't benefit from it. This is want voting for taxation and redistribution policies forces.

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Originally Posted by Cheesee
In this case "most likely negative results" (or whatever it was I said) was to support my view of it being "bad".
It's contradictory because 'is' is definite whilst 'probably is' is not definite.

Semantics.

".... the result of a consistent and total substitution of lies for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth, and truth be defamed as lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world - and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end - is being destroyed ... [H.A.]"
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