Yes, fatalism is anti-social.
Yes, fatalism contradicts the exercise of influence.
No, fatalists are equal members of society.
No, fatalists deserve the right to influence others.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
If we're going to allow people who believe in imaginary friends in the sky into government, we might as well allow every other wingnut, irrational crazy too.
This is induction. For comparison, prohibiting the color blue doesn't discriminate against squares which happen to be blue. Squares can be other colors, nor is blue limited to just squares.Christians, for example, as well as Muslims and Jews. Many believe in fatalism of a more individual and particular nature, such as Presbyterians and other Calvinists.
Prohibiting fatalism doesn't discriminate against religions which happen to believe in it. Does prohibiting murder discriminate against religions which tolerate that too?
The problem here is how historicism is particularly subjective. It depends on what you believe proper progress is.What I think you are trying to ask is "Should those who accept a Hegelian view of history" be allowed to govern. In which case the answer is "also yes", as A) it is up to the American people whom we choose to govern us - we are sovereign and can do any dang thing we like and B) there is nothing inherently wrong with seeing history as progressing through stages of social/political/economic development.
If anything, tolerating historicism is the equivalent of tolerating witch hunts because minorities who believe history should progress in a different direction are discriminated against.
Last edited by Daktoria; 08-27-12 at 08:58 AM.
This is why fatalism is prohibited - it depends on free will to be believed in, but then denies free will.
Similarly, we set speed limits because people who drive recklessly on roads destroy the driving experience.
I suppose that's the main problem I have with religions, the fatalism. However, life is fatal, with or without the belief. We all die (every creature amongst us). But, how you let your beliefs influence your work and your politics is a biggy. Optomists probably do a better job improving things in ways that aren't going to stress others.
"The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein