Hey all. As some of you know my outlook on life and morility, and everything has changed since I became of Objectivism, which is most commonly known as the Philosophy of Ayn Rand. The more I discover about it the more I realize how utterly self evident everything about is. I was actually a little worried because I often felt like it was only reinforcing what I had always believed but felt scorn for. Society has made me feel like the sense of morality I always had was evil, so out of habit I felt like discovering Objectivism was dirty or bad, because it only reinforced what I had been forced to feel shame about. There are some things that Rand has said that I still feel a little uncomfortable about, but I do see the reasoning behind it. The biggest thing is her optimism, that she feels like the ideal she lays out for society could really work. I hope so, but I doubt it. It maddens me that there seems to be no one who feels the way I do. Maybe some of you can understand it more. I am not preaching however, and I'm not an Randroid. I do not subscribe to these beliefs because I feel Ayn Rand is omniscient, I don't treat her like a prophet, she puts forth arguments, convincing argument, and I really have no choice but to agree, logic dictates that. But I still have an open mind, and the purpose of this post is two-fold. One: I want to hear arguments against these ideas. Two: I want to get these Objectivist arguments out there to give them exposure. The site I will be linking to in this thread and others is a site called capitalism.org. They have a bunch of commentaries on various issues that affect today's culture. These arguments don't come from Rand's mouth, so please desist from directing your arguments against Rand herself, not only would that be an Ad Hom fallacy, but it would be irrelevent, please keep your urguments substantive. The first issue will be abortion. The link is here.