Originally Posted by Charlie
In regards to the cultural paradigm of moral obligation, as Rand lays out in The Fountainhead, if the pinnacle of the self in "service" or "duty" to one's fellow humans is the alleviation of suffering, then we in turn must desire that there continue to be suffering. Should suffering cease altogether, then we have undermined the very thing that permits us to achieve a state of social, moral, spiritual grace.
This is how this sort of "reasoning" hits my ears. I'd compare it to...
Firefighters are arsonists at heart because they get their pictures taken and plastered all over newspapers, where they can be held up as heros.
How can you reason with people who say shit like that?