Re: virus: Objectivists Anonymous

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 11:52:07 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 10 Sep 1997, D.H.Rosdeitcher wrote (in response to Nate):

> Objectivism is a self-justification virus--it can survive without support
> from other Objectivists. It works by giving you the feeling that you can
> justify your own ideas without external feedback. And most people who give
> you feedback are probably stuck in their own closed belief systems, which
> according to objectivism is based on arbitrary notions like "God created
> heaven and Earth". What if the foundations of objectivism turn out to be
> arbitrary as well?

One of these days I'll get through _The Mind of the Bible-Believer_ (it's
going faster now that I'm into the mind-control devices proper), and then
I will have lots to say about such self-supporting systems. Since I am
still in the process of letting this book reshape my thinking, I'll let it
wait till then.

trying to read no more than two big dry non-fiction books at a time