|Linz - This is the first article of yours that I have ever read in life. I was setting aside some time to delve into the archives a bit, but the title of this kept nagging at the corner of my eye in the new postings at the bottom of the main page. I kept thinking, why the 7 Deadly Sins? Is there some kind of Objectivist tie-in?|
So I opened it up. Saw it was by you. Thought, "Why the hell not?" Read it.
What a relief that it was not the Catholic 7. And, belive it or not, I find myself to be in complete agreement with you. On all points. That's almost a first with me for anybody. You have practically written a recipe for sincerity.
I noticed that your article was an older one that was prompting new posts, so I read them all. As one who has recently "come out of the closet" Objectivism-wise, I was extremely touched by the effort of Stephen Knoll in overcoming his timidity and making his first public post. His story and first steps touched me.
He came a long way, but he sure had help this time around. You have a very special talent for drawing out people in a manner that they stay true to themselves. That is a quality of a first-rate public communicator, which I am delightfully discovering daily that you are.
I hope that my clowning in that "other thread" (albeit with a certain dose of rat poison) did not fall under Sin No. 5, but hell, I was prompted. Also, I was born that way. (That's no excuse for an Objectivist, but there it is.) Back to sucking up...
Joking aside, your spirit, which is clearly exhibited in many of your posts that I have read in the different threads, is one of the main reasons that I am feeling more and more at home at SOLO. Your "special talent" got (and is getting) to me too.