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The fact that Christians follow her message shows how little one knows Christ, but just claim a label, perhaps its glamorous to do so.
She was a very misguided person guiding millions of others off the morality cliff, IMO.
8 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.[a] 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
4 So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. 5 They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”
6 But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”
10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle[c] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”
To me she is a very confused unempathetic person with a hint of bad boy complex. She is the type that say narcissistic greed is good no matter the consequences and that people like Monsanto owners know what they are doing even while causing environmental disasters.
I've never read any Rand.
I only know there is no charity when force is involved.
Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge and rejected faith and religion.
She supported rational and ethical egoism, and rejected altruism. In politics, she condemned the initiation of force as immoral and opposed collectivism and statism as well as anarchism, instead supporting laissez-faire capitalism, which she defined as the system based on recognizing individual rights.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: burdman30ott6
I spit on it all, to be blunt.
Okay ------ but....
what do you think about Ayn Rand?
Google "Neil Peart" and it will make sense.
Her religious slants I have zero opinion about. It's 2015, if we refused to acknowledge the opinions of those with vastly different religious panderings than our own, jack squat would get done.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
Sorry Buzz, I was being a wise ass (and it looks like Burdman too). He really did mean Rush Limbaugh.
Edit to add: Looks like Burdman wasn't, Neil Peart is actually and Objectivist.