Ayn Rand 2

Posted: January 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

“One thing I do like about Ayn Rand is that she was no fan of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, even though O’Hair was a clear fan of Ayn Rand.” (comments section) – See more at: http://chrisstedman.religionnews.com/…/atheism-without-wo…/…

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” – John Rogers

rand_paul_laveyHere’s the point: modern conservatism was shaped DRAMATICALLY by the teachings of the atheist Christ-hater Ayn Rand, whether evangelicals know this or not (Let’s face it, if the Devil wanted to “poison” conservatism or evangelicalism, it’s not something he would advertise!) This association has damaged evangelicalism far beyond anything “liberals” could do, and has been welcomed with open arms! The crazy thing is, O’Hair, who nigh single-handedly “removed God from our schools” was a great admirer herself of Ayn Rand, even though Rand did not care for O’Hair. But it appears that the dislike was based more on personal style than substance, and O’Hair’s political beliefs seem to be sort of radically libertarian. Did Rand approve of Murray v Curlett or Abingdon School district v. Schemp? Can’t find where she said anything about it, but it is obvious based on her writings that she would have found state sponsored prayer execrable! Indeed, one can find many cases of her followers being decidedly and vehemently AGAINST the very things evangelicals seem to be for (i.e. https://ari.aynrand.org/…/Supreme-Court-Should-Uphold-Right…) In fact, Objectivists, including and especially Rand herself, have reserved their greatest ridicule for those people who somehow believe their philosophy is compatible with any religion, much less Christianity!

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