Jeffrey Haber wrote:
>> Fortunately, I've chosen atheism, so I don't have to adhere to any
> dogmas. I have a conscience and a strong sense of morals and ethics
> (see "The Objectivist Ethics" in Ayn Rand's anthology The Virute of
> Selfishness). Consequently, I totally reject all doctrines resembling
> Original Sin, in this context, that I should feel an unearned guilt for
> someone else's misfortune when I did nothing to contribute to that
> misfortune. I may feel compassion if it is warranted, but not guilt.
Hey, I feel the same way about just about anyone. It follows that I can
treat anyone, including you, anyway I like and should suffer no adverse
repercussions! I...I sort of like your philosophy!
The point you can attack most easily attack is the repercussions part.
Since I am a beneficient individual I see no harm in saying that your
response regarding this is part of the exercise.