Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Charlemagne is antsy and I will probably be working extra hours from now until election day, so it is not outside the realm of possibility that this post will be the last until Nov. 6. Unless it isn't.

As always, I guarantee nothing.

Religion:
  • This is the banal evil that religion brings into our world. Warning: this story is not happy.
  • Somehow, the least violent, most kind-hearted, pro-progress, pro-American religion around today is the most vilified (well, second most after Scientology, but they have it coming) creed in the nation today. You may say that certain liberal forms of Protestantism are more kind and fluffy, but those are really just Christianity with the nasty parts ignored. "As God now is, man may be". I really am having a hard time coming up with a more pro-human statement from any author this side of Ayn Rand.
  • While we are on the topic, as batshit as Rand was, when theists ask me how there can be purpose in life without God, I give them this (well typically I just curl up and mumble because I don't like in person confrontation, but I think this really hard):
"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."
- Ayn Rand
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