Monday, December 01, 2014
Do you suffer from cognitive dissonance? Too bad
Anyone who has looked into libertarianism, or even anyone who has plodded thier way through one of Ayn Rand's tedious novels, must have realized that this "philosophy" is at odds with any kind of virtue one might be able to extract from the meanderings and fallacies of the Bible or Koran. Indeed, any thinking individual must have by now come to the realization that the primitive beliefs of ancient men have been superceded by the reality of scientific investigation. Rand, however, makes her atheism an integral part of her world view. The preachers and pundits who espouse this doctrine of "greed is good" attempt to convince all of their fans that there is no contradiction between loving thy neighbor and cutting his benefits. At first this seems incongruous, but I think I have the discovered the key passage in the Bible: 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. Of course I don't think anything from this tripe is relevant in our day and age, but if you are a believer perhaps you should take a look. Maybe something will click in your head. I'm not holding my breath, though.