Was it moral for Steven Mallory, in The Fountainhead, to try to shoot Ellsworth Toohey? If violence is not right, what is the moral way to stop him and get justice done?
How would you respond to people who say that the worst atrocities were committed by atheists, like Hitler and Stalin, because if they accepted some type of religion they wouldn’t have been so evil?
Is it moral for a person to hide the fact that he was gay at one time — during his childhood for instance — and then later turned straight as an adult?
I read recently about an 84 year old widow who had a problem with a leaky toilet. She signed a contract with an unscrupulous plumber who offered to repair it for $60,000. A bank teller reported the facts to the authorities, who canceled the transaction. Was it right for them to do so?
A man I know had a brief secret affair, which gave him a better sexual attitude toward his wife, who now enjoys sex with him more. The other woman is not completely out of the picture. Is it moral not to tell his wife what happened?
Is a person immoral if he learns to work through easy means? Would that person’s life be less happy or of less value?
In a hypothetical emergency situation, a man must choose between saving the woman he loves or the most brilliant physicist in the world. He is selfish if he chooses to save the woman he loves. But isn’t he then being illogical by sacrificing someone who is so important to the progression of humanity? If so, does Objectivism advocate that he be selfish and illogical?
My parents are divorced and my 17-year-old old brother lives with my mother. I do not speak to my mother because she has asked me for money too many times; so she forbids me to communicate with my brother in any way. Is it immoral for me to maintain a relationship with my brother via the internet?
I have been overweight all my life. I have done everything to try and overcome this, but none of it works. Objectivist friends tell me that I am not a good person because of this. Is it wrong to be overweight?