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from Andygirl - Sunday, February 23, 2003
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Does anyone remember that letter about the "Illuminati"?

All of this talk about books had got me wondering how many people have read any of Ayn Rand's works and what they think about them.
I personally decided to read them when I remembered that in the old volume 8 of the whatever GN's, letters, there was #948 that dealt with the Illuminati and witchraft and the like. It really fascinated me and I still remember it quite well as it wasn't written by "Mo". It mentions something about "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand for some reason and that is why I read her works.
I think that she is a great author if you can plow through the bricks that she wrote. She also has volumes of her philosiphy and articles and the like. Although I can't agree with everything she says, and although it was written many years ago, much of it makes sense today. Capitalism is a big part of her philosophy. She is also a blatant atheist and I like her reasons for it.
Does anyone else have any interest in philosophy? Aristotle perhaps? I am open to suggestions of other similar things to read.

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from mex
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 14:17


A must read for me is "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse.

If anybody else has read this book I would interested to know thoughts on it.

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from Pharmaboy..
Monday, February 24, 2003 - 09:31

A list of must-read books:

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
On the Road by Jack Kerouak
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
1984 - George Orwell
Requiem for a dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
Veronica decides to Die by Paulo Coehlo
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
Acid House by Irvine Welsh
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From Andygirl
Monday, February 24, 2003, 19:30

Thanks. I'll be checkin' those out. :o)(reply to this comment
from PompousJohn
Monday, February 24, 2003 - 08:25

"Atlas Shrugged" completely changed my life, helped me understand the how worthless excuses and those who use them are.

The concept of self-interest being the only pure motive was liberating for me, for the first time I was able to visualize what I wanted without trying to filter it through some bulshit pseudo-altruistic placebo for the conscience.

The idea she raises about contradictions only arising from incorrect premises changed my methods of reasoning as well, since we were taught to accept contradictions and “wrap them up in bundles of faith” Ayne Rand, by contrast says that whenever contradictions occur in nature one of the opposing forces is destroyed, and the same is true with ideas.

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From neha
Monday, October 24, 2005, 02:37


im not new to books but i felt certainly among those wen i started readin "ATLAS SHRUGGED". I felt a longing to free myself frm my own futile conceptions and beliefs. it made me realise how thins work and wat kinda people work em out.they r certainly not like me in person. i ve always believed dat every action of an individual is strictly in his own favour for his own pleasure or wat people call it as 'depravity of one'. but now i don even find any need to mock 'em or slap their faces wid my opinion cause now i know they dont even worth dat much attention. it has given me da concrete structure to my vague thoughts and reasons.self belief is wat i treasure most of all virtues.

look forward to hear frm u.....smday(reply to this comment

From Andygirl
Monday, February 24, 2003, 19:29

I know! Isn't it the opposite of what we've been taught? Her works are life changing. Have you read the Romantic Manifesto or The Voice of Reason- Essays in Objectivist Thought? Check them out too.(reply to this comment

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