Why do Tea Party Christians idolize Ayn Rand?

Wicasta Lovelace - The Crucifixion of Ayn Rand

Wicasta Lovelace’s painting of the “The Crucifixion of Ayn Rand” juxtaposes Rand’s philosophy of selfishness with Christ’s act of selflessness. Could there be a greater contraction?

Why yes, in real life. But while the intentional juxtaposition in this painting is something I can appreciate, how Tea Party Christians can idolize this pro-choise Atheist in real life is beyond me.

Particularly when this is what Ayn Rand has to say of the way of Jesus: “I am against God. I don’t approve of religion. It is a sign of a psychological weakness … I regard it as evil.” Then again, it is not surprising she opposes God when Jesus has said this, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” Rand could see the contradiction between Objectivist philosophy and Christian theology. I wonder why her Tea Party disciples can’t?

 

4 thoughts on “Why do Tea Party Christians idolize Ayn Rand?

  1. Because they are Bible literalists who take the words of Jesus seriously when he said that whosoever shall seek to save his life (Luke 17:33) shall inherit the earth (Matt 5:5), and they can give chapter and verse for that.

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  2. if you listen to her personal interviews
    not her caricatures of evil vain and shallow people.
    she stands for nothing that the tea partyers, or the republicans, or the democrats stands for,
    she actually makes sense.

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