Thought of the day

This bears repeating because I run into so often:

When someone says “X, Y, and Z are all wrong”, the proper response is not to say, “But people have a right to believe, practice, like, etc them.” That’s a given. We almost all agree (in the West, at least) that everyone has a right to believe whatever. That isn’t the point being made. YES, YES, YES, everyone can believe and like and prefer and whatever X, Y, and Z. That does not mean X, Y, and Z are therefore good. The point is not a valid counter-argument.

3 Responses

  1. doesnt mean x,y, and z are therefore bad either

  2. You missed the point, yok. He is talking about using freedom to believe as a counter argument. He did not state whether X, Y and/or Z are valid points.

  3. yea i get that, he just said “everyone can believe and like and prefer and whatever X, Y, and Z. That does not mean X, Y, and Z are therefore good”, and i felt like it should be that x y and z are not therefore good or bad. to only say not therefore good makes it sound more open ended towards implying that its bad. not arguing against what hes saying, just a simple addition.

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