Why True Christians Abhor Republicans -- Part 6
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4
When Paul Ryan puffed on the coals of the right wing’s dormant love for Ayn Rand this past spring, and the flame flickered back to life briefly, I decided it was time to learn more about this woman. I searched online interviews and found one with Mike Wallace in 1959 that clearly expressed her outlook and philosophy. Mike Wallace asked questions from the Christian perspective of loving our neighbor, and that we are each others’ keepers, while she answered with virulent opposition to those views. Therefore have I modified the attributions. I have also edited these excerpts so that they read like a three way conversation between Mike, Ayn and the Scriptures.
We’ll begin with Ayn Rand antichrist.
Ayn Rand antichrist: “I am primarily the creator of a new code of morality which has so far been believed impossible, namely a morality not based on faith, not on arbitrary whim, not on emotion, not on arbitrary edict, mystical or social, but on reason. A morality which can be proved by means of logic.”
Mike Wallace Christian (quoting a review of Ayn’s novel Atlas Shrugged in Newsweek): “It is said you are out to destroy almost every edifice in the contemporary American way of life, our Judeo Christian religion, our modified government regulated capitalism, our rule by the majority will. Other reviews have said that you scorn churches and the concept of God. Are these accurate criticisms?”
Ayn Rand antichrist: “Yes.”
Scripture: He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. John 12:40.
Mike Wallace Christian: “You say that you do not like the altruism by which we live. You like a certain kind of Ayn Rand selfishness.”
Ayn Rand antichrist: “To say that I don’t like is too weak a word. I consider it evil.”
Scripture: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight. Isaiah 5:20
Mike Wallace Christian: “We’re taught to feel concern for our fellow man, to feel responsible for his welfare, to feel that we are, as religious people like to put it, children under God and responsible one for the other...what’s wrong with loving your fellow man? Christ, every important moral leader in man’s history has taught us that we should love one another. Why then is this kind of love in your mind immoral?”
Ayn Rand antichrist: “It is immoral if it is placed above oneself. It is more than immoral, it’s impossible.”
Scripture: And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord; And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment….” Mark 12:29-30
Ayn Rand antichrist: “When you are asked to love everybody indiscriminately, is to love people without any standard, to love them regardless whether they have any value or virtue, you are asked to love nobody.”
Scripture: “…And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31
And she babbled on along those same lines, while also praising the virtue of capitalism, and decrying the evil of a government telling others they have to spend their money caring for people they don’t know. Earlier this year, when Paul Ryan was peddling his snake oil called The Roadmap to Prosperity, he and a number of other politicians gushed anew with breathless admiration and love for Ayn Rand and her novels.
Paul Ryan said: “Ayn Rand, more than anyone else, did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism, and this to me is what matters most.”
Ayn Rand antichrist hated God; Paul Ryan and some of his buddies in congress love Ayn Rand, therefore…true Christians abhor them all.
Jesus Christ: Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind, and if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Why True Christians Abhor Republicans -- Introduction
Part 1 -- The Boehner Letters
Part 2 -- Rick Perry And The Wrath Of God
Part 3 -- Mitt Romney's Truth Is Myth
Part 4 -- Michele Bachmann's Most Dangerous Lie
Part 5 -- Pat Robertson Is A Sodomite
Part 6 -- Paul Ryan's Antichrist Goddess
Part 7 -- Eric Cantor, Dead Man Walking