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To: Stephen Ritter
You were complaining that you "contributed" to the system and were going to get back out what you could. I didn't make that up. I merely said you perceived it different than I.

Taking property from one person and giving it to someone else to whom it does not rightfully belong, is immoral.

Is it your contention that those who have been struck by disability are no longer complete human beings?

Are you still beating your wife? Is it your contention that pedophilia is OK? These are the same despicable straw-men you just used on me. I take it you don't like it any more than I did.

If it is, and you are someday disabled yourself, I hope for your sake that we've grown as a people beyond such sentiments ...

This is pathetic.

45 posted on 12/19/2003 9:04:21 AM PST by Protagoras (Hating Democrats doesn't make you a conservative.)
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To: Protagoras
I'm interested in your use of the handle "Protagoras".

Protagoras was one of a group of Fifth Century BC philosophers. Primarily, he was a sophist, where we get the term "sophisticated".

Protagoras is known primarily for three claims (1) that man is the measure of all things (which is often interpreted as a sort of radical relativism) (2) that he could make the "worse (or weaker) argument appear the better (or stronger)" and (3) that one could not tell if the gods existed or not.

Protagoras' philosophy has primarily been used as one of the basis for the notion of modern relativism, which holds that all things are relative to the individual. It was also a foundation-stone of existentialism. In essense, it is at the heart of modern liberalism. Were you not aware of this?

Perhaps your use of this screen-name explains much of your attitude and thoughts.

Your use of the term "Pathetic" in your post doesn't even deserve a response ...
58 posted on 12/19/2003 10:48:31 AM PST by Stephen Ritter
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