Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Evangelicals Seduced By Ayn Rand Worship Crypto-Satanism, Suggest Scholars

Evangelicals Seduced by Ayn Rand Worship Crypto-Satanism, Suggest Scholars.

Even the scholars know that the Ayn Rand worshippers who kneel before the foot of the bankers and believe all the poor should be thrown in the gutter are practicing something besides Christianity. They see anyone who was sick or disabled or broke as being "throw-aways" that should be thrown in the gutter for being "non-producers". I don't agree with talk 2 action on many things but they have nailed Ayn Rand. The New world order has the libertarians in their back pocket too.

update: also see my closely related stories, "Crypto-Cultists" and "Cranks": The Video Paul Ryan Hoped Would Go Away, and The Paul Ryan/Ayn Rand/Satanism Connection Made Simple]
"I give people Ayn Rand with trappings" - Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan (to Kim Klein of the Washington Post, 1970)"if a man smite thee on one cheek, SMASH him on the other!" - Anton LaVey, from The Satanic Bible (Section III, paragraph 7)Ayn Rand has long been the intellectual darling of many both on the secular right but also the religious right, and that's curious given Rand's writing is widely credited with having inspired Anton LaVey, founder of the Church Of Satan and author of The Satanic Bible. Cited in the rather staid academic work Contemporary Religious Satanism: A Critical Anthology, Anton LaVey is quoted as having admitted that his religion was "just Ayn Rand's philosophy with ceremony and ritual added."


Rand's Objectivism celebrates selfishness as a virtue. And, as it happens, the glorification of selfishness is one of the foundational principles of Anton LaVey's form of Satanism. This raises a bit of a conundrum for Christian conservative fans of Ayn Rand's philosophy - are they really caught up in idolatrous worship at the altar of crypto-Satanism? Are they to be meek and selfless like Jesus, turning the other cheek to their enemy? Or do they follow LaVey's approach, and "SMASH him on the other!"?It's a question that Frank Cocozzelli and Frederick Clarkson raise, if gently, in their essay The Randian Fault That Could Shake Conservatism."

  My warnings about Ayn Rand 

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