Monday, December 26, 2011

Part II: More of Ayn Rand's Misconceptions as found in "The Fountainhead"

Well, here it is the day after Christmas, a religious holiday celebrated by millions and millions around the globe for centuries.  But Ayn Rand will have none of it -- she was an atheist.  But her errors unfortunately didn't follow her to the grave.  She continues to air them as if she was alive through her works.  Let me share with you yet one more:

Page 59.  Catherine Halsey is telling Peter Keating about her uncle and Rand has her saying, "A friend of his told me that Uncle could be a very rich man if he tried, he's so clever, but he won't, he just isn't interested in money."  To which Rand herself replies in the very domineering voice of Peter, "That's not human."  Miss Rand must have lived a very secluded life if she really believes that.  She must have never seen brilliant people with great potential give up their careers to serve God and man on the mission fields of her day.  She must have never experienced the stories of so many Sally Ann folks who could have done much better financially than the pittance they received running a Salvation Army program.  And the list goes on.   Ms. Rand may have been right -- it's not human to be uninterested in money.  But when you do it for the sake of others and God, it becomes superhuman -- something of which she allowed herself to discover and know very little of.

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