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?