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Is making money from religious criticism parasitic ?


Many online atheists try to make money from degrading religions. Is this parasitic? Likewise is it parasitic for religious leaders to profit from criticising other religions? Dictionary definition plural noun: parasites 1. an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other's expense. "the parasite attaches itself to the mouths of fishes" 2. derogatory a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return. "the capitalist is really a parasite on the workers

 

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dashingscorpio says

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    Oztinato 14 months ago

    A parasite is entrepreneurial in a gross unethical way. A real entrepreneur is not unethical. Derogatorially feeding off others is abhorrent and has a nauseating yuk factor.


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Alan (jonnycomelately) says

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    Oztinato 14 months ago

    Can you elaborate on that?


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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    Oztinato 14 months ago

    I take that as a "yes". This is how parasites feed. Hence an external parasite would be an atheist feeding externally but a fundamentalist religious bigot feeds internally.


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Setank Setunk says

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    Oztinato 14 months ago

    The question relates specifically to the subject matter. A parasite feeds off a host but doesn't contribute to the host's well being. Feeding off religion when you don't like it could be parasitic by definition.


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    Oztinato 14 months ago

    I agree that all paths lead to the same destination.

    Making money from denigrating other religions therefore must be highly unethical.


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