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Atlas Shrugged

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by LaymansTermsPlease, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. LaymansTermsPlease

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    I'm about 700 pages into this doozy and found much to like about this book so far. She seems pretty anti-theistic, and I'm sure her theology or lack thereof is tragic. But from a no-nonsense behavioral and economic standpoint, she's spot on.

    She errs too far on the "even personal giving is bad" side of things of course, showing an un-Christian lack of compassion altogether...but she's dead right about the state being evil and wrong to "confiscate" your wealth and redistribute to those who are lazy and are parasites on society.

    She's got this part right:

    But since she's anti-theistic, she forgets stuff like this:

    Notice Acts says "weak", not lazy, though. :)


    Amazing, written in 1940s and 50s I think, and it slams the stupidity that is post-modernism, pluralism, and political-correctness that is/has destroyed the American system.

    One of the characters is talking about 3 good men who society had grown to spurn because they weren't "correct enough"... lol.

     
  2. Bro. Curtis

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    As much as I agree with & respect Ayn Rand, I have to part with her, because of her insistence that there was no room for theism. I believe, like our forefathers believed, that our freedoms come from God. I do agree with her that our success, or failure, should begin and end with the individual.
     
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    Why is this in Current Events? Sould be in the Books forum.
     
  4. LaymansTermsPlease

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    Sorry, you may be right on that.

    I didn't even think about a book forum, it was the election, socialized everything on the horizon, and lots of threads in this forum that made me think of the book.

    For an old book, it seems timely.

     
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