How not to argue ethics

Every now and then, but more frequently than I’d like, something like this pops up on the internet or on Facebook:

If you don’t believe in things like smoking pot or gay marriage (or abortion, or other activist campaign), just remember that you don’t have to engage in those activities if you don’t want to.

As though that were the entirety of the argument.

It’s not. ┬áHere’s why.

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