Some people want to get a job but they don't so we should just pay them a living wage based on their good intentions shouldn't we?[/i]
We should pay them, but not wages. Wages are paid for doing something. We should acknowledge their effort, but we should pay them because we don't want them to starve.
be taken into account when judging a person's morality but in no way does wanting to do [X] equate to doing [X]. By that token, we should not acknowledge a person's mere intent to go look for work "tomorrow for sure" but we should acknowledge a person's effort that they might display even though the last thing they want is another damn depressing low-wage temp job.
Take note that we are not
talking about actual intent here. The commandments don't only condemn the act or intent of stealing, they also condemn merely wanting
stuff that isn't yours. Having the express intent to get a job is different from wishing you had one. Planning a museum heist is different from wishing you owned the Mona Lisa.
This is, after all, liberalism. What is may thus not be as important as what seems to be. And no, that's not only a cheap shot.Words are to confuse. How does what I say differ from what you say?
I should have specified that appearances are important not only in religion. So yes, your change would be something I would readily agree with depending on context. However, religions are mostly
about appearances as they cannot substantiate anything they say
- not that they are without company in that respect.
For instance, I just watched a video about a study (that does agree with other, similar studies) that it's statistically impossible that all those parents teaching their kids to stay abstinent were, in fact, abstinent themselves. In fact, most of them weren't. But they feel it's important to pass the meme on regardless and if they choose to do so by lying to their children about their own sex life, it's about keeping up appearances.
Stuff like this obviously crops up basically everywhere where you have two human beings or more. Certain denominations of christianity however, especially those non-cafeteria varieties, are very nearly all
about rules thay can't be argued for without resorting to god. Thus my application of the word "appearances" specifically to religion, in this context.