My first exposure to Demure Thoughts came today, thanks to Day by Day.
It’s worth the visit just for this,
…the practice of trying to separate a man from his actions is what has gotten this country into the s**t hole it is [in] today.
…A man is defined by his actions or lack there of. [sic] There is no separating the act from the person who commits it. That is like saying the act is a living breathing thinking entity that has the ability to stand on its own. It is f**king stupid. It is also the foundation of everything liberal in this f**king country.
…but RTWT, it starts with a comment or two on Bill Clinton: TDFU: Sunday Stupidity
The idea of “hate the sin, not the sinner” had value when most people could still feel shame. We don’t generally have that ability anymore. Without that, the act is easily separated from the actor. Intrinsic values become external, disconnected, free of moral weight. Whether you should feel shame comes down to what the meaning of “is” is.
If you think what you do has nothing to do with who you are, you are probably a result of government school self-esteem training. Teaching the act as the focus is teaching getting away with it as the justification.