mererdog Posted August 23, 2017 Author Report Share Posted August 23, 2017 (edited) 9 hours ago, RevTom said: It may sound harsh, but people make choices. That is true. Which is part of the point. The value of a man lies in his potential, as much as in his actuality. This is usually considered patently obvious to everyone when talking about babies or themselves. People make choices, and so they are not doomed to stay on the same path. Redemption and reformation happen. Even the unrepentant and seemingly iredeemable can make one right decision at one key moment that has a bigger positive impact on the world than anything I will ever do. And they can do it for all the wrong reasons or completely on accident. Tom Paine also reminds that virtue is not hereditary, thus muggers can produce doctors as easily as doctors can produce muggers. And, of course, many doctors have proven to be pedophiles, rapists, or murderers. Which illustrates nicely the point that when we judge one another we necessarily do so based on limited and faulty information. That is not how I wish to be judged, so I try not to judge others that way. Seems like common courtesy, you know? Edited August 23, 2017 by mererdog 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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