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Atheist Worship

© Joel Pett

Ayn Rand, right-wing hero, was an outspoken atheist with a very low opinion of religion — “Faith is the worst curse of mankind, as the exact antithesis and enemy of thought.”

She was strongly in favor of abortion rights, saying:

Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?

She also strongly disliked Reagan and urged her supporters to not vote for him.

Why doesn’t this bother social conservatives?



  1. Don wrote:

    Because they’re so good at rewriting history? Because they know that the majority of Americans have no clue who Ayn Rand really was/is and what she stood for? Because they believe that if they only tell their side of the story it will become the story? Because they believe that Atlas Shrugged was a biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger which painted him as a non-caring body builder?

    Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:16 am | Permalink
  2. John wrote:

    If the Bible can be so selectively interpreted, why can’t Ayn Rand?

    Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink