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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Objectivism + God = Alcoholics Anonymous

Fun little tidbit!

The "Serenity Prayer" of Alcoholics Anonymous  reads: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

In Philosophy: Who Needs It? Ayn Rand writes: "Most men spend their lives in futile rebellion against things they cannot change, in passive resignation to things they can, and--never attempting to lean the difference--in chronic guilt and self-doubt on both counts."

*And yes, I am totally aware that Objectivism + God is a completely irrational equation and impossible since God cannot be added to Objectivism. That is not the point.