sayak wrote:yjoeyh wrote:The hypocricy comes in when Humanists insist that they value all "persons" equally, and then immediately talk about a heiarchy, and a guide for determining human worth.
I value my pet cat and my pet dog equally. But I treat them differently, and expect different things from them because...well one is a cat and the other is a dog. I value two of my friends equally but I socialize with them differently because they have different personalities. Similarly humanists value all persons equally but treat them differently because each is a different person. What's so hypo-critic about this?
Am I or one of you two missing something here? I was under the impression that value and worth refer to the same thing.
I suppose that sayak means to dispute yjoeyh's claim that humanists talk about "a heiarchy and guide for determining human worth" and so perhaps yjoeyh needs to substantiate his claim and show us where humanists are doing what he claims, so that we can see for ourselves if this represents "determining human worth" or simply treating people differently because their differences make this appropriate.