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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 11:01pmSanction this postReply
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Hello. I am at Otago University in New Zealand. I am new(ish) to objectivism - although I have read Rand work on and off for years now.

Is there anyone on Otago campus here?



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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 4:52pmSanction this postReply
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I wish I was. ;)

Welcome, young Kiwi!




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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 1:58amSanction this postReply
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Bernard Darnton was - he's now the leader of the Libertarianz

I have family (cousins & uncles) in Otago (McAndrews Bay, Maori Hill, Signal Hill, Tairei - no Objectivists though).
I am living in Sydney now but will get in touch next time I fly into Dunedin to see them.

Tell me - what's someone who describes himself as an Objectivist doing listing Theologist as his career?
Your profile looks like that of someone who I worked with promoting VSM. You wouldn't know the Flannagans, would you?




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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 6:51pmSanction this postReply
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Pretty sure not. You could be the first to start something up.

Watch out for those Flannagans. Trouble.




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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 6:54pmSanction this postReply
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Hi Andrew.

People study theology for many reasons. Like it or not a lot of our society is built upon the foundations of a certain culture. A lot of peoples psychology is strongly influenced by theological ideas. This is what I study.

Is it a worthy topic for an objectivist? I think any topic can be if it is approached in the right way.

I have had some interaction with the Flannigans. I have known them both for many years - in fact since high school. I have not however worked with him in any political campaigns - just socially.

Funnily enough I am in Sydney myself until next monday when I go back to continue my studies.

I think we may have met briefly in Auckland at a student council meeting.

M.



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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 8:31pmSanction this postReply
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Rick. Trouble indeed.

I have managed to tangle with both the christian right and the loony lefty types since I got onto campus a year ago.

That is why I wondered if there were any sane people around!



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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 10:41pmSanction this postReply
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Mate of mine Mike Heine is the go-to guy for Otago libertarianism. Go visit him.

http://mikeheine.blogspot.com/index.html

Yeah, loony Christian trouble, you said it.

Theology's a worthy study, good on ya. Hope to see you about.

Rick,
Perth




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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 3:34amSanction this postReply
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Max,

check your RoRmail. I have sent my contact details so we can meet up here in Sydney later this week.
Don't use my profile email address as it is not checked quite so often/easily and gets a lot of spam.

AB.




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