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Dionysus!

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  1. Good luck with making your decision. If you're anything like me, being raised from birth in a religious environment, it's going to plague your mind for a while. But if you're open to it, rationality will always win.
  2. Well as far as Objectivist literature, so far Anthem and I'm a little more than half way through Atlas Shrugged(I'm pretty new to it all so I haven't read much.) But I plan to complete all her novels, then move onto her non fiction. Also Ive done a good amount of reading online at http://www.importanceofphilosophy.com/ Though a lot of the reading I did was back when I was in religion mode and instantly disregarded some of it, so I need to do some re-reading to let it sink in.
  3. I actually find out through the game Bioshock, I was drawn to the the Ideals(though some were flawed in the game, but still.) Also, Ive heard the name "Ayn Rand" tossed around on FOX a few times, thought I'd check her out, now she's one of my favourite authors, and definitely my favourite philosopher. It's a great relief coming out of Christianity, sense it requires you to have such a low view of yourself, It didn't help my major depression at all(and my pastor told me I was depressed because I'm a sinner), but since I got rid of those beliefs, I have finally found peace. But yes, It's quite rare finding anyone our age who even considers philosophy, so it's nice to meet you!
  4. Well, I'm fairly new to Objectivism, but I'm hear to learn. I'm 16 years old, I'm in a christian family, I was brainwashed in those beliefs since my inception, but now Ive had it, serving some invisible master... The objectivist philosophy appeals to me greatly, every aspect, amazing! Well, I intend to stick around and learn from you fine gentlemen and scholars.
  5. Hello, I'm new to this forum and fairly new to the philosophy itself. I'd say I pretty much get the philosophy but still a few questions remain. The questions I have mainly regard selfless love for another person. Now, I defiantly don't have selfless love for everyone and see no need for it. But is it ok to have that love for people of my choosing? I have few people I'd make great sacrifices for, and would regardless of any philosophy, but I'm curious what Objectivism has to say about it. Another thing, what exactly does the ideal objectivist family look like? Parent to child relations, spouse relations, sibling relations? (In-law relations..hehe) Thank You, JL
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