Re: mapping religious thought space

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2000 - 09:38:05 MST

On Sunday, January 23, 2000 4:36 AM wrote:
> Ok. More specifically, the mannerisms, the rigidity of language and tone
> many doctrinal atheists and the fellows who hand out WatchTower.
> an evening spent with the late Ms. O'hare, Aynn Rand, on one side; and
> William Jennings Bryan and Jerry Foulwell would indeed never have been
> a Cambridge Quintet-check please!

In Rand's case, though, her personality traits had little to do, IMHO, with
her atheism. Even though she claimed to be an atheist, her overall concern
was not with promoting atheism per se but with promoting (and controlling
the promotion of) her particular philosophy, Objectivism. Granted,
Objectivism is an atheist philosophy. Still, atheism is derived from its
core principles -- not vice versa.

Daniel Ust
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