My Latest Causality
Quaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 7,221 Advanced user
Or, the book that inspired Bioshock has completely destroyed......my perception of reality.
So, I read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". This book was the real beginning of the objectivist idea that was Andrew Ryan's vision of Rapture, in Bioshock- a world of the world's best(even if not the smartest) all living together in a world.
Before today, it was simply "pretty neat". 2 days ago I reached an impasse with the book, a point I couldn't read in spurts like I had the rest- it was a continuous monologue from a main character that spanned 80 pages of size 10 font 52 lines deep.
This single monologue has questioned my view of art, charity, government, and most jarringly...religion. I've heard hundreds of arguments by atheists(who while claiming to be so much more intelligent than those they decry) of the "proof" that religion is wrong, when any intelligent person knows that God is unprovable in either fashion.
But I have never heard such an argument against it using nothing at all but logic.
Has anyone else read this book? Did you find anything profound about it? I'm nearly done, and I'm dreading its end. It'll be a sad day that I cannot relive the world of John Galt outside of my mind.