Rand's influence

Jim Jaszewski jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Thu Oct 19 10:25:39 MDT 1995


On Wed, 18 Oct 1995, Robert Peter Burns wrote:

> The Psalm verse quoted below is from the song of the <Jewish>
> exiles in Babylon.  It expresses how they felt about
> their captors.  The Scripture reports those feelings,
> just as it reports the feelings, good and bad, of thousands
> of characters and groups.  It would be a mistake to think
> that the Biblical authors are commending or praising those
> feelings as ones we/they should ideally feel--they are often 
> just telling how it felt, what the raw emotions were that 
> people were experiencing, just as novelists and poets often do.  

	That's clear, but don't forget it's supposed to be the Word of
God.  Some god...


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