I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
Objectivism advocates reason as man’s sole means of knowledge, and therefore, for the reasons I have already given, is atheist. It denies any supernatural dimension presented as a contradiction of nature, of existence. This applies not only to God, but also to every variant of the supernatural ever advocated or to be advocated. In other […]
Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
The advocacy system has become a means of exploiting the weaknesses of our system… using the legitimate safeguards built into our system to prevent it from functioning effectively.
Reason is not one tool of thought among many, it is the entire toolbox. To advocate that reason be discarded in some circumstances is to advocate that thinking be discarded- which leaves one in the position of attempting to do a job after throwing away the required instrument.
Those who advocate prayer services in the public schools do not want voluntary prayer. They want the government to be officially involved in promoting and sponsoring prayer services so as to put pressure on children to engage in public prayer. They apparently do not care whether parents want their children to engage in public prayer […]
He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.
The best theology would need no advocates; it would prove itself.
I cease not to advocate peace. It may be unjust, but even so it is better than the justest of wars.
The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.