I am philosophically against selling Bitcoins, I only buy.
I can honestly say that I have never exchanged a bitcoin for USD ever. I am philosophically against buying or selling bitcoins with USD. I only trade them for goods and services.
Then how do you get them in the first place? Either they were gifted or you have mining equipment that you at one time purchased with USD (perhaps before you considered it for mining).
most miners are gamers who bought their computer to game, mining is just a pure profit bonus.
If i wasnt mining i would still have this computer.
It's still a conversion from USD to bitcoins, because you didn't use bitcoins to get the computer.
No...I didn't buy a computer to game and no I didn't purchase mining equipment.
Or maybe he traded some good or service for them.
Bingo. Honestly, although I'm a big supporter of bitcoin, I am honestly worried about the economy when I see so many posts from people who assume the only way to get bitcoins is through mining or speculative trade for USD.