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How I Finally Outgrew ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Like a lot of people, I read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged in college, which is probably the worst damned time I could have done so. It was freshman year, and like everybody else, I was still caught up in the high of being (what we called) free for the first time: free to skip classes whenever we wanted, free to stay up until 4 am, and free to make all kinds of sweeping pronouncements about The Way Things Oughta Be. 2,478 more words

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Pamela Geller Nearly Killed by ISIS

May 3, 2015, Garland, TX.  Pamela Geller, blogger and head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, was nearly killed Sunday, by agents sent from ISIS.  The men, armed with assault rifles, were shot dead by a private security guard.  253 more words

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Give Me Revelation - a sermon

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Gower Christian Church, Gower, MO
Scripture: John 15:1-8, Revelation 1:4-8
Hymns: “How Firm a Foundation”, “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun”, “Your Love, O Lord”, “I Need Thee Every Hour”, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”, “I Know a Fount”, “Everlasting God” 2,268 more words

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Ayn Rand & Altruism

This essay was recently published in WBUR Cognoscenti, where it generated more comments than all my previous Cognoscenti articles combined. Ayn Rand is still a polarizing character. 694 more words

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