Christianity . . . and beyond
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Submitted by Harry Binswanger (United States), Nov 21, 2018 23:52
Yes, absolutely. It's the altruist ethics of self-sacrifice. Christianity introduced it and spread it, but Immanuel Kant enshrined sacrifice, reversing the Enlightenment's growing secularism and egoism. Since Kant, self-sacrifice has been taken as axiomatic by everyone, except Nietzsche and Ayn Rand. (If adopted, altruism has to be taken as axiomatic, because there are no arguments ever given to support it--because it is false and supremely destructive.)
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