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130 Post author: Yvain 24 December 2010 09:26PM

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Comment author: michaelkeenan 28 December 2010 09:49:08AM 6 points [-]

we should feel bad about spending money on frivolities rather than donating to charity.

This is standard religious dogma. Secular activists rarely have the gumption to make it part of their pitches.

That isn't a counter-argument. The idea is not wrong because religious people say it, and requiring gumption also does not make an idea wrong.

A completely secular presentation of the idea can be found in The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer.

Comment author: Vaniver 28 December 2010 11:01:28AM 5 points [-]

That isn't a counter-argument.

It was not intended as one.