I found it curious that you would publish Peter Schwartz’s hymn to objectivism, especially during the Christmas season. It might be appropriate if we had a season celebrating self-centeredness, which, of course, is the polar opposite of Christianity.
What Schwartz cannot understand is that Christ found genuine joy (as opposed to mere “happiness” or a grudging duty) in giving sacrificially, as Christians still do today and always have. Charity (the Christian agape) is not only a central issue in the Christian life but the central issue. Therefore, there is no such thing as “Christmas with Ayn Rand,” since Rand and Schwartz have not the foggiest notion of the meaning of Christ or the nature of the Christian life.
Richard C. Massey