Rand and Christianity

This is interesting. The American Values Network is a politically liberal Christian interest group. They’ve started a new campaign attacking the tendency of American conservatives to idolize Ayn Rand.


As an atheist, I’d be happy to trade Ayn Rand to the Christian conservatives if they want her. Unfortunately, atheism is woven into her philosophy of Objectivism. Ethics aside, Objectivism’s system of epistemology rejects faith and internal convictions. There might be a way around this problem, and I’ll happily listen to anyone who cares to try, but at the moment I don’t see it.

Of course, it should also be said that most American Christians had made their peace with the inequalities of capitalism a century before Rand.