Dr. Ed Locke to Lecture in Denver

 Posted by on 5 February 2010 at 2:00 pm  Announcements
Feb 052010

Mark Your Calendars! Kirk Barbera — FRO member and president of the Auraria Campus Objectivists — invites you to this free lecture by Objectivist Ed Locke:

  • What: “Christianity vs. Objectivism” by Dr. Locke

  • When: Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Where: St. Cajetan’s Church at the Auraria Campus of CU Denver

Christianity vs. Objectivism: Which is the Proper Philosophy for Living on Earth?

This talk argues that only Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, provides a code of morality suitable for living successfully and happily on earth. Objectivism holds that reality is real, that reason is man’s only means of knowing it and that one should act in one’s own rational self-interest, with rationality being the highest virtue. Life is the objective standard of morality. In contrast, Christianity asserts that reality is governed by supernatural forces, that knowledge is based on faith and that the highest moral virtue is self-sacrifice. It will be shown that Christianity cannot be practiced consistently, destroys the integrity of man’s mind, and is incompatible with living successfully and happily in the real world.

Edwin A. Locke, Ph.D., is Dean’s Professor (Emeritus) of Leadership and Motivation at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his BA from Harvard in 1960 and his Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from Cornell University in 1964. He has published over 285 chapters, notes and articles in professional journals, on such subjects as work motivation, job satisfaction, incentives, and the philosophy of science.

Note: To help promote the event, you can RSVP on the Facebook event page if you plan to attend.

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