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    Quote Originally Posted by AzulEyes View Post
    I'm tagged in this thread apparently, but where?

    It's natural not because of any of the afformentioned reasons. And it's not a balancing act or any of that crap.

    This life is a TEST by our Creator and Sustainer.

    Some are tested with RICHES.

    Some are tested with FAMINE.

    Some are tested with CHILDREN.

    Some are tested with ILLNESS.

    At the end of the day, our Creator wants to see how we fair treating those less fortunate than we are. It doesn't mean you cannot enjoy your riches- but you must share. If you have nothing- such is your test as well. The story of the man with nothing giving half of his nothing to someone else with nothing- and so on and so forth.

    Sometimes people overthink things. And it really does come down to justice / fairness / well treatment of humanity.

    It's not okay to think "it's okay" that people starve to death because it's part of some "natural order of things." That's a pompous, selfish world outlook that is your test.
    Really? Your view is completely immoral. Evolution is just a natural process, completely divorced from human emotions and political opinions. It is also a logically more orderly arrangement, becuase there are less variables. By introducing god as a factor into the equation, you are then obliged to prove the existence of god.

    But say I ignore this: a being with the power of a god however, cannot allow suffering to exist without simultaneously being completely evil. Absolute power implies absolute responsibility.

    I also think you are full of shit btw; you would not go up to someone with a terrible disease and say they had been struck with it by god as a test of their faith, even the most evangelic Christians rarely do that. But this paradox is one of the main reasons I am an atheist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kullervo View Post
    Really? Your view is completely immoral. Evolution is just a natural process, completely divorced from human emotions and political opinions. It is also a logically more orderly arrangement, becuase there are less variables. By introducing god as a factor into the equation, you are then obliged to prove the existence of god.

    But say I ignore this: a being with the power of a god however, cannot allow suffering to exist without simultaneously being completely evil. Absolute power implies absolute responsibility.

    I also think you are full of shit btw; you would not go up to someone with a terrible disease and say they had been struck with it by god as a test of their faith, even the most evangelic Christians rarely do that. But this paradox is one of the main reasons I am an atheist.
    Agree with the bolded, except substitute agnostic for atheist. I still entertain the possiblity of a God, perhaps one that isn't always 'Good' or 'fair.'
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    "Natural" is merely a descriptor, but often misinterpreted as a virtue.
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    Lots of things are natural. Clubbing each other with antelope thigh bones is also natural, but we try to override that one.

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    Regulated and competitive capitalism produces by itself wealth and inequality.

    And regulated and competitive capitalism, married to liberal democracy, produces wealth and relative equality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    You think? I'm sure the poor will be interested to learn that they just have the wrong set of priorities.
    So just how much income inequality do you think is tolerable? Or is it your opinion that everyone should earn exactly the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    Social Inequality Is Natural
    So is Ebola. We still want to get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habba View Post
    So is Ebola. We still want to get rid of it.
    Why do you want to get rid of social inequality?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habba View Post
    So is Ebola. We still want to get rid of it.
    That would be like trying to get rid of the law of entropy. Read the article before posting a comment next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    "Natural" is merely a descriptor, but often misinterpreted as a virtue.
    The article (if that's what you're referring to) is not talking about vices and virtues. It is relating a social phenomenon to a law of nature, viz., Newton's Second Law of Thermodynamics.
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