Joined: Oct. 2005
So, I guess if we follow RLC's reasoning, the reason we should be more like Mother Theresa, and less like Adolph Hitler, is so we can enjoy the putative rewards of heaven, right? (One of my favorite cartoons shows some guy perched on a cloud in a toga with a harp, saying, "I wish I'd brought a magazine.") And possibly to avoid the punishments of ####, um, I mean, Hades?
So, somehow, sucking up to God, behaving yourself so you can get a reward and avoid a spanking, in some way imbues life with some sort of capital-M "Meaning"?
That seems like kind of a self-centered reason for trying to live a moral life. Certainly no better than my own motivation, which is to be able to feel good about myself and sleep soundly at night.
2006 MVD award for most dogged defense of scientific sanity
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