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  • If you borrow money, you are morally obligated to repay it.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by tuhaybey View Post
    The ratings agencies most definitely have a profit motive, but I don't know that I would say everybody is motivated by profit. There are a lot of people who choose much less profitable endeavors because they feel that they're doing something useful for the world.
    There may be a LOT of them, but they are a minority, I would wager. Money talks, bull**** walks.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Wow. I see why this country is in the sad state of affairs it's in and going downhill quickly. I think I'm going to have to give up reading political discussion forums because hearing what makes people tick these days is making me lose all faith in humanity.
    What did you exactly mean by that? I'm now re-reading it and it is meaning something different than it did before. Are you suggesting you should stop reading political discussion forums because of how I "tick?" I'm only semi-summarizing a document that you can read yourself. But I'm not sure what you meant.
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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    What did you exactly mean by that? I'm now re-reading it and it is meaning something different than it did before. Are you suggesting you should stop reading political discussion forums because of how I "tick?" I'm only semi-summarizing a document that you can read yourself. But I'm not sure what you meant.
    Your quote.

    I have no problem not paying back a bank. It is our money that is putting us in servitude.
    The fact that I've seen so much of this kind of rationalizing such unethical, irresponsible, immoral and self-serving drivel just lowers my opinion of people, in general. I realize many have no honor or integrity and feel no moral compunction to hold up their end of their own agreements. It's sad. America used to be better than this.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Your quote.



    The fact that I've seen so much of this kind of rationalizing such unethical, irresponsible, immoral and self-serving drivel just lowers my opinion of people, in general. I realize many have no honor or integrity and feel no moral compunction to hold up their end of their own agreements. It's sad. America used to be better than this.
    But it isn't the bank's money that they are using to issue out loans! It's their customer's.
    "Don't care. I don't care about polar bears, and I don't care about people who think our policies should be dictated by the effects on polar bears. Polar bears are basically Ice Monsters. Like that thing in the second Star Wars movie. **** em. And anything with more than four legs." -Deuce

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Your quote.



    The fact that I've seen so much of this kind of rationalizing such unethical, irresponsible, immoral and self-serving drivel just lowers my opinion of people, in general. I realize many have no honor or integrity and feel no moral compunction to hold up their end of their own agreements. It's sad. America used to be better than this.
    Morality just doesn't deal with these kinds of questions. Morality is about helping the less fortunate, countering bigotry, etc., not about petty financial stuff between you and corporations. From my perspective, you're trying to cheapen the huge, important concept of morality into something trivial. Somebody can't go around saying they are a moral person just because they pay their bills, never leave the empty milk carton in the fridge and always say please and thank you. To be moral, you need to do something to make the world better.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by tuhaybey View Post
    Morality just doesn't deal with these kinds of questions. Morality is about helping the less fortunate, countering bigotry, etc., not about petty financial stuff between you and corporations. From my perspective, you're trying to cheapen the huge, important concept of morality into something trivial. Somebody can't go around saying they are a moral person just because they pay their bills, never leave the empty milk carton in the fridge and always say please and thank you. To be moral, you need to do something to make the world better.
    There is the problem. You don't get morality at all. What you do cannot make you moral. What you do can make you immoral, though. Morality isn't an action. Morality is the state of your character.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    There is the problem. You don't get morality at all. What you do cannot make you moral. What you do can make you immoral, though. Morality isn't an action. Morality is the state of your character.
    What a strange view... How would "the state of your characters" matter in any way other than how it translates into action? Is this view you're expressing a religion thing?

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Well, if there's one thing that I've learned from this thread, it's that liberals are dicks.
    I wouldn't say that (at all) but there is a clear partisan divide in the answers and it's really interesting to watch.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What kind of a hack thinks that repaying a personal debt is contingent on whether one is liberal or conservative?
    Seriously, take a look at this thread. If all you had to go on we're the answers given in this thread, who would you most likely and comfortably loan money to?

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You're right there is the difference between the leans. Righties would see no reason to admit they walked away and would most likely rail against it anyway. Just like those pro-lifers who run right out and get an abortion for their daughter when she get's "caught". Conservatives have high "principles" but never let them get in the way of doing what's best for them.
    Really? I've paid my student loans back early because I felt an obligation to pay it so put that in your juice box and suck on it.
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