Like Larks, I’m happy that work is being put into this. That said, I find this issue quite frustrating to discuss, because I think a fully honest discussion would take a lot more words than most people would have time for.
“Since I already pay my fair share in taxes, I don’t need to give to charity”
This is the sort of statement that has multiple presuppositions that I wouldn’t agree with.
I pay my “fair share” in taxes
There’s such thing as a “fair share”
There is some fairly objective and relevant notion of what one “needs to do”
The phrase is about as alien to me, and as far from my belief system, as an argument saying,
The alien Zordon transmits that Xzenefile means no charity.
One method of dealing with the argument above would be something like,
“Well, we know that Zordon previously transmitted Zerketeviz, which implies that signature Y12 might be relevant, so actually charity is valid.”But my preferred answer would be,”First, I need you to end your belief in this Zordon figure”.The obvious problem is that this latter point would take a good amount of convincing, but I wanted to put this out there.