Objectivism is a form of demonic possession

I’m going to go out on a limb here … I think Objectivism is a form of demonic possession.

Satan’s greatest trick was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.

Rand’s greatest trick was convincing mental cripples that they are the epitome of rationality.

There’s a connection.

Consider what Jesus says about the devil: “Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!”

Do you ever get the impression, talking to Objectivists, that they simply don’t hear what you say? I certainly do. A lot of it comes down to Rand’s penchant for pernicious redefinition. Rand twisted words like ‘altruism’, ‘sacrifice’, ‘selfishness’, ‘concept’, ‘good’, ‘right’, ‘reason’ and ‘existence’ and so on, beyond recognition in some cases. Pernicious redefinition is tantamount to lying.

Again, there’s a connection.

Satan loves cults. It is of the nature of cults to put in place mechanisms that make it easy to join and difficult to leave. Cults almost invariably have strong contempt for the intellect, human intelligence, and any attempt to think independently.

Do you ever wonder why so much scorn is heaped on “philosophers,” “academics,” and “intellectuals” around here? I argue that Objectivism is a cult here and in several places here.

Satan loves Objectivism. As a matter of fact, my first exposure to Objectivism was the potted, plagiarised version that Anton LaVey tried to rebrand as Satanism.

If you think you might be insane, you’re probably not. Denial is a hallmark of true madness. It’s also Satan’s calling card. Reason is an Objectivist’s only absolute. But how many Objectivists are up-to-speed with even the basic elements of critical thinking? Not many, if any. Check out the total lack of interest in the virtues of rationality on display here. “Check your premises,” said Rand. But most Objectivists don’t know what a premise is. They don’t know that ‘valid’ is a technical term in logic. They don’t want to know about reason, and they particularly don’t want to know what Hume said about the limits of reason.

Denial, delusion, dishonesty … all the tell-tale signs of demonic possession, and all on flagrant display here. Like a skilfully coded Trojan, Objectivism’s first target is its host’s defences against infection. Objectivism quickly disables the mind’s rational faculty, often to such an extent that an Objectivist will mistake a mantra for an argument.

Hatred, vilification and scapegoating of Christianity are further conspicuous Objectivist traits … Satan’s near. If you don’t believe in demonic possession … think of Objectivism as an insidious mind virus.

8 thoughts on “Objectivism is a form of demonic possession”

  1. I concur.
    I also believe Objectivism has done more harm than good to the cause of Liberty by alienating the God Fearing, and Charitible. Objectivism is truly deranged because Religious tolleration, and a Generous spirit of voluntary Charity are essential virtues for any free society.
    Rand is the quintessential embodyment of a Lost soul drunk upon their own vanity, delusion, and hatred of Christ. And she breeds this spirit in others whom worship her for being so perfect an exemplar. Objectivism is a cult indeed!

  2. Objectivism is truly deranged

    I stand by the conclusion I reached back when I was an honest atheist:
    Objectivism is certifiably bat-shit insane.

  3. Pleas don’t confuse Rand with those who have come after her and the way they do things. Rand in fact had Christian friends and did show discretion on occasions out of respect for their feelings.

  4. That’s an interesting claim James. Forgive me if I dont believe Ayn Rand had any *close* Christian friends, or even if she was capible of having close friends… period. Life is a long time and it is most likely she had passing aquantences with Christians, but friendships?…no. She was taught the principles of Liberty By Isabel Patterson, yet eventually Rand distanced herself from Patterson.
    Despite all her High retoric about the virtues of independent thinking, in reality she could not stand it.
    She ostracised everybody whom disagreed with her.
    She was a Narcissist…and an Anti-Christ.
    When you see the picture Nat Branden paints of her in his ‘My years with Ayn Rand’ you see that she didn’t have friends of any sort… she commanded sheepish subjects/ ‘followers’/fans. Even her marrage to Frank was ‘tragic’.
    Yet I’d like to hear you back up what you claim.
    If she did indeed have ‘Christian friends’ it is the best kept secret of Objectivism!
    For all the millions of Internet links to Rand, I find None that mention Rand had anything but contempt for Christians.

  5. Sir, your obvious ignorance of Rand’s Philosophy not only speaks volumes about your vision of the world, but also your intelligence. The message of Rand was clear: Be honest, that is, adhere to truth and reality, Do as you want while not harming the rights of others. Those who understand her otherwise are deluding themselves. If you want to live your life believing in spirits and holy ghosts, you are free to do so. But then don’t lament and envy the geeky neighbor who dates hot women and becomes a billionaire because he passed innumerable nights coding and applying reason to problems while you were kneeling before wooden figures in church with an overweight wife.

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