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Ayn Rand on Principles & Values

 


I'm an atheist; religion is from man's mind,not supernatural

"[There is one] possibly misleading sentence in Roark's speech: 'From this simplest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, everything we are and everything we have comes from a single attribute of man--the function of his reasoning mind.' This could be misinterpreted to mean an endorsement of religion or religious ideas. Roark's and my atheism, as well as the overall spirit of the book, were clear, particularly since I said that religious abstractions are the product of man's mind, not of supernatural revelation." [Quoted from writings in 1968, about 'The Fountainhead']
Source: The Ayn Rand Lexicon, by Harry Binswanger, p.414-415 , Jan 1, 1986

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