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Hope for the Godless Future

January 24, 2006 | 4 Comments

I have been informed that another potential atheist has entered the world, born to TRA guest blogger PurpleCar. Ominously, however, he emerged on the Night of January 16th — the name of Ayn Rand’s most famous play. But insofar as Capricorns are cold-minded and willing to sacrifice themselves, he probably won’t fall for her selfish superstition.

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4 Responses to “Hope for the Godless Future”

  1. Lily@LoseTheNoose
    January 25th, 2006 @ 12:12 am

    What an optimistic outlook! Better I suppose than if you had posted your jubilant assertion that the kid would be raised in the image of Dobson…..

  2. Jason
    January 25th, 2006 @ 5:03 am

    TRA,

    Maybe I missed it, but have you actually written any in-depth criticisms of Ayn Rand or her works? I have yet to see anything but unsupported insults. I would appreciate it if you would point me in the direction of a more analytical look at Rand’s philosophy.

  3. Michael
    January 25th, 2006 @ 10:19 am

    I agree with Jason. I enjoy your blog, but your anti-Rand comments are unfounded and pointless. I know several free-thinking atheists who got that way by reading Rand and then going on to read more about philosophy. We need more people reading her books, not fewer.

    Or maybe you’ll write us a few best-selling, anti-religion novels to inspire people to choose reason over faith?

  4. The Raving Atheist
    January 25th, 2006 @ 10:42 am

    I wrote a series on various issues in Objectivism a few years back (here, here, here, here and here). Overall I though they were quite complementary, with only a couple of mild criticisms towards the end of the last post. Indeed, Professor Volokh noted here (scroll to 6:25 a.m. post) that I regarded her “favorably.” You must be mistaking me for Mr. Swill (see comment number 18, here).

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