"The pedagogue’s mouth watered as he looked upon this sumptuous promise of luxurious winter fare. In his devouring mind’s eye he pictured to himself every roasting pig running about with a pudding in his belly and an apple in his mouth; the pigeons were snugly put to bed in a comfortable pie, and tucked in with a coverlet of crust; the geese were swimming in their own gravy; and the ducks pairing cozily in dishes, like snug married couples, with a decent competency of onion sauce. "

- Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Why Christians Should Stay Away from Ayn Rand

Joel Miller writes about the essence of Ayn Rand's anti-Christian philosphy:

Rand’s disdain for altruism is at root a protest against the cross. Christ’s crucifixion was immoral for Rand not because people took Jesus’ life, but because he volunteered it. And worse, because he sacrificed his perfect life for our imperfect lives. As she told Playboy:
Christ, in terms of the Christian philosophy, is the human ideal. He personifies that which men should strive to emulate. Yet, according to the Christian mythology, he died on the cross not for his own sins but for the sins of the nonideal people. In other words, a man of perfect virtue was sacrificed for men who are vicious and who are expected or supposed to accept that sacrifice. If I were a Christian, nothing could make me more indignant than that: the notion of sacrificing the ideal to the non-ideal, or virtue to vice.


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Comments on "Why Christians Should Stay Away from Ayn Rand":
1. PinonCoffee - 12/09/2012 7:49 pm EST

She's got it. The death of Christ is *supposed* to be an outrage - and then there can be only two responses.

2. Lars Walker - 12/10/2012 11:22 am EST

I agree. I see conservatism in this country, which used to be Christian-flavored, gradually becoming Randian-flavored. I may be left without a political party at all.

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