I just want to pose an interesting question for discussion..

Rate these In order 1-4, 1 being most preferred course of action and 4 being the least preferred

Right thing for the right reason
Right thing for the wrong reason
Wrong thing for the wrong reason
Wrong thing for the right reason

I'm guessing the results should be the same for most of us... I'm just interested in seeing whats more important to other atheists motive or actions...

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1. Right thing for the right reason

2. Wrong thing for the right reason

3. Right thing for the wrong reason

4. Wrong thing for the wrong reason.

I think 1 & 4 are a no-brainer. 2 & 3 are tricky & for me the answer would change from time to time. Right now I'm feeling a little rebellious & that is reflected in my picks.

Yeah if you change 1 and 4 your some kind of sociopath... lol.. But 2 and 3 are the more important thing I'm looking for in the answers. Thinking of finding some sort of religious forum to post this on as well.. I've already got my idea of how the comparison would turn out..

True. I think the selection of 2 & 3 cannot be objective. It would depend on the situation & how wrong the thing/reason is.

Yeah thats why I think this will lead into some interesting discussion especially if people starting putting why they think that specific way.. 

I put some thought into it and realized I will need to construct some analogies before deciding. I will get back to you.  It is an interesting question.

Right thing for the right reason at all times an in all ways - there can be no other way, the rest are just fallacies!
Idealist :P
Infidel!  Heathen!

All right you two quit flirting :P 

LOL

1.  Right thing for the right reason:  Giving money to a children with cancer charity because you don't want to see children suffering.

 

2.  Right thing for the wrong reason:  Giving money to a children's cancer charity only to boost your status in society.

 

3.  Wrong thing for the right reason:  Stealing money from a children's cancer charity because you are convinced with X many dollars you will be able to very quickly (like within a matter of days) concoct a cure for cancer.

 

4.  Wrong thing for the wrong reason:  Stealing money from a children's cancer charity in order to fund your dog fighting hobby.  

@ Flower - Number three should be ranked as number one (imo) in the example you gave, however, it would always depend on the circumstances as to how you would rank those four choices of actions.

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