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Where Objectivism begins:

Objectivism sees things commencing at the point of existence and it proceeds from here through the perceptual level of the senses through the conceptual levels of the rational mind with the mind as a reality integrating instrument. Contrast this with primacy of consciousness theorists- (what they whim is all.) When one starts with whim, all that can follow is further whim.

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 10:23pm — 3 Comments

A Metaphysical defense against the baseless concept.

In Objectivism the only invalid concepts are the ones that falsely claim to supersede what the sensory data tells the rational mind about what exists. In Objectivism existence exists. It does not need any one's "proofs" or some non-rational revelations about it's nature or an inaccurate characterization of what it is. In Objectivism existence has it's own nature independent of you or me and whether we think it's a camel or a straw man camel. Also, what exists among the living does not need your… Continue

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Dr Alan Greenspan & Co.

In his book "THE AGE OF TURBULENCE" Dr. Alan Greenspan admits his view of politics requires force to implement while trying to work calumny on Ayn Rand's Laissez Faire Politics by calling it Libertarian. This is based on his altruistic notion that tax resistors should be forced to pay. The fact of a non-apportioned income tax corporately superimposed over a Constitutional process of apportionment right down to apportioned income tax never reaches mention or even cognition with Dr. Alan… Continue

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Metaphysically the devil and God are non-existent metaphors in Objectivism.

Although the ability to articulate a choice leaves us free to believe what we choose here owing much to a mastery of analogue models and metaphors as well as to our 1st amendment rights - to believe the devil and or God exist- you'd have to believe Not A is A,-that is (not alive is living), reason then would not be man's only route to knowledge, rational self interest would then be replaced by altruism and the politics of force to extract values would be your choice, not Laissez- Faire. There… Continue

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Reality as agreement is incomplete.

If one were to substitute the word agreement for the word reality there would still be the question "is what has been agreed upon reducible to a thing that exists or is the agreement made up of floating arbitrary entities?" Is "agreement" had at the point of a gun or in fair trade??!

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Ayn Rand on philosophy

Quote by Ayn Rand from the Ayn Rand Lexicon

"In philosophy, the fundamentals are metaphysics and epistemology. On the basis of a knowable universe and of a rational faculty's competency to grasp it, you can define man's proper ethics, politics and esthetics. (And if you make an error, you retain the the means and the framework necessary to correct it.)" ["Philosophical detection"- from "Philosophy;Who needs it?",14; pb12]

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Art; what does it mean?

Well, in the first place- the most emphasis in Objectivism is not on aesthetics. So people who have the cognition they want to be involved with art (differentiated from whim and non value) are interested in what Ayn Rand thinks about art as a value to man's life- from metaphysics on out. I was glad to find what I did, for myself. If others can't run with that- oh well....!

Ayn Rand on the artist:

"An artist does not fake reality, he (she) stylizes it. He (she) selects those… Continue

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Rev limiter.

The purveyors of those ever shifting sands of flawed metaphysics (devotees of the religious and philosophical doctrines stemming from whim and revelation) bypass every value based sensory and rational road of acquisition thus uprooting their metaphysics, knowledge and coping methodologies away from value to man's life. But, you know this...

Added by Clarence Dember on November 3, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Obama the Anti-Christ

I have gotten a few bulletins on MySpace of something that's floating around.

It's more smoke bombs thrown up since we are at the end of the election.

I tried to clean up the spacing, but I wanted to maintain it's "integrity."


Body: Might want to dust off the old BIBLE first!!

This will make you re-think: A Trivia question in Sunday School:

How long is "the beast" allowed to have authority in Revelations?

Revelations Chapter 13 tells us… Continue

Added by Daley on November 3, 2008 at 5:40pm — 5 Comments

We don't need no stinkin' letters!

Google hasn't been any help in finding the source of the quote I picked up years ago, “You never know what you believe till you encounter someone that believes the opposite.” At least, that is how I remember it. Since I can not find the source, I can not get it correct. Yet, it is in the same spirit of what I want to talk about today. Not thinking is so very easy. When you buy a book, or read an article in which you agree with the author, it is relaxing to not weave through logical fallacies,… Continue

Added by Roger Rotge on November 3, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Are you kidding me?!

Yes, I live in south Georgia.

Yes, there are plenty of uneducated church folk around here.

Yes, this is completely ridiculous...but it's like a car… Continue

Added by Daley on November 3, 2008 at 6:32am — 3 Comments

[A]gnostic [a]theists

Agnosticism is often used as a middle ground of sorts between theism and atheism. I think this is a misuse of the word -- regardless of Huxley's intentions when he coined it.

Agnostic comes from the Greek "gnosis", meaning "knowledge". Why this is ever applied to belief, I do not know.

Atheist comes from the Greek "theos", meaning "god". Literally, "atheos" means "godless".

In both situations, the a- prefix, of course means "without".… Continue

Added by AYFABTU on November 3, 2008 at 2:09am — 3 Comments

Spreading the Wealth

I was on my way back from Home Depot today, and I saw a guy holding a sign that said "Homeless." I'll freely admit that I hardly ever (if never) give money to these people. Sure, it's sad that some of them are very broken down in the realm of hope and motivation. But at the same time, I'm always skeptical over whether or not they are even homeless or just lazy fucks who make their living off a scam.

In any event, the thought of how giving them money is a form of "spreading the… Continue

Added by AYFABTU on November 3, 2008 at 1:53am — No Comments

Hebrews 11:1

States the following: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see"

Imagine if we did science this way. Imagine a doctor with no skill telling you this quote as you're going under for brain surgery.

Added by Left of Larry on November 2, 2008 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Introducing Me; Glad to be Aboard--I Hope

A Threaded Conversation with the Deity of Atheism, Austin Cline This was the title of one of my blogs. I am not a freshman at blogging--I am a sophmore given I'm only in my fourth month. But first, I didn't know this site existed until I just accidentally discovered it. So I never published anything…

Added by Curtis Edward Clark on November 2, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments

It's been 1984 for the last 8 years!

I know - I'm the last person on Atheist Nexus to see the similarities between Oceania and our current administration:

The Ministry of Love Tortures people just like Guantanamo;

The Ministry of Peace runs the never-ending war that we are always just about to win - just like Iraq;

The Ministry of Plenty controls the diminishing quality of our manufactured products and the crumbling quality of middle-class life;

The Ministry of Truth: What else would you call our… Continue

Added by HotMess on November 1, 2008 at 11:27pm — 3 Comments

Heaven, The Ultimate Welfare State

More reason to get rid of religion:

I have always been amazed listening to right wing's conservative Christians accusing people ,like Barack Obama, for example, who have pledged their life into helping better the lives of economic stricken working people as socialist and communist. Yet, these same right wing's conservative Christians put their faith and hopes in going to a place that is undeniable the ultimate welfare state ,called heaven, controlled by a communist… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 1, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Sara Palin: 'I Don't Know' If Abortion Clinic Bombers Are Terrorists

Are you kidding me. Sara Palin, here is what the 'American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language' say terrorism is.

Terrorism: The use of terror, violence, and intimidation to achieve an end.

Terror: Intense, overpowering fear. Anything that instills such fear; a terrifying object or occurrence.

Yes Sara, these crazy Christians were terrorist same as these idiot Muslims' suicide bombers. It seem as Sara Palin have no problem with people killing in the name of… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 1, 2008 at 5:54pm — 5 Comments

An elder from the "House of Yahweh" sect convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child

More reasons to get rid of religion:

Source -

Yedidiyah Hawkins, 40, a House of Yahweh elder, was convicted Monday of aggravated sexual assault of a child. A judge will set the sentence, expected within 45 days. Hawkins earlier decided that he wanted a judge to assess the punishment if jurors found him guilty.

Also, according to the report.

The sect's leader, self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl Hawkins, faces trial later this year… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 1, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

No trick or treaters. Why?

Well its All Hallows Day and yesterday was All Hallows Eve or Halloween. And I have a bunch of candy left over. Do children trick or treat anymore? Or is it just my neighborhood that they don’t? Its a safe neighborhood and children do live on this street but I only got 1 trick or treater. Dose it have anything to do with modern American parents irrational fears of imaginary threats to there children?
What happened to trick or treating?

Added by Lone Wolf on November 1, 2008 at 2:06pm — 3 Comments

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