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Non-Environmentalists Are Hypocrites

Those who are concerned of their own, or families (i.e. kids, mothers, siblings, etc.) well-being are hypocritical in the sense that: the environment facilitates such well-being; therefore, to not support the environment, is to not support yourself, or your loved-ones' well-being (thus resulting in hypocrisy).

But of course many claim to do so all the time.

But how is this so given their deliberate contribution to the ruination of the environment?

Therefore one must conclude that there line of reasoning is purely irrational, hypocritical, or just plain psychotic.

 

 

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Side Score: 12
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Side Score: 14
1 point

Yes, but the biggest hypocrites are your run of the mill hypocrites.

Side: Yes
2 points

A non-environmentalist would be anyone who is not an environmentalist. Just because you aren't out fighting big corporations who pollute doesn't necessarily mean that you don't support the environment.

Side: No
Nature Disputed
3 points

Environmentalist - a person who is concerned with or advocates the protection of the environment.

Given that the environment is necessary for survival, then, for one to not be concerned with the protection of the environment would be one who is no concerned with their own, and/or loved-ones', survival or protection- rendering them hypocritical, psychotic, or irrational (potentially even suicidal).

Which one are you?

Side: Yes
1 point

What level of concern are we talking about here?

Side: No
2 points

The scientific community as a whole does not even understand enough about the environment to follow any one set of initial conditions to a probable conclusion; how do you expect some individual to do this?

Side: No
2 points

A lot of people are careful what they buy, they re-cycle what they can, they put solar panels on the roof and a solar water heater, and collect rainwater from the guttering, they grow veggies in the back yard and maybe plant a tree to two if they have the space and they would never label themselves as environmentalists.

So by your reckoning if they are not environmentalists they must be non-environmentlaists and it is your argument that is the hypocrite.

Side: No
1 point

Are you referring to people who are climate deniers? Just asking, so I know whether to laugh at you, or not. Oh hell. I'll laugh anyway. BWAHAHAHA!

Side: No
Atrag(5550) Clarified
1 point

Trololololololololol .

Side: Yes
1 point

I am going to die in a few decades. There is no action that I could possibly take to benefit the environment that would have any worthwhile positive impact on my life.

Side: No
Nature Disputed
1 point

Which is why I included families. And this wouldn't apply to you if you could care less about certain kids, yourself or family members.

Side: Yes
Atrag(5550) Disputed
1 point

Even my children probably won't be affected.

Side: No