"Eucharist" as an un-articled proper noun
(01-29-2012, 05:52 PM)voxxpopulisuxx Wrote:
(01-29-2012, 05:47 PM)JayneK Wrote:
(01-29-2012, 05:35 PM)voxxpopulisuxx Wrote:
(01-29-2012, 05:23 PM)JayneK Wrote: When one does not know people's reason for doing something, it is not right to make up bad motives for them.  It is neither just nor charitable.
can there be a good motive?

Usually people have good intentions.  They may be mistaken in what is good.  They may choose a lesser good rather than a greater good.  But people tend to seek what is good.

Assuming bad motives with no real evidence that there are any is just a way to depersonalize or demonize people.  It is part of seeing the world as "us" versus "them".  We want to imagine that "our side" is good and the other is bad.  It isn't that simple.  
you make a good point. But we are battle weary, and you are ascribing uncharitable motives to our actions are you not??

You are right.  I should not have put it the way I did.

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Re: "Eucharist" as an un-articled proper noun - by JayneK - 01-29-2012, 05:58 PM

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