A Conservative Christian Critiques Ayn Rand

Just in case it might have appeared that my opposition to Ayn Rand was political and not theological, I wanted to share a link to a Christian critique of Rand from a politically conservative viewpoint over at First Things. An excerpt:

But to be a follower of both Rand and Christ is not possible. The original Objectivist was a type of self-professed anti-Christ who hated Christianity and the self-sacrificial love of its founder. She recognized that those Christians who claimed to share her views didn’t seem to understand what she was saying.

Many conservatives admire Rand because she was anti-collectivist. But that is like admiring Stalin because he opposed Nazism. Stalin was against the Nazis because he wanted to make the world safe for Communism. Likewise, Rand stands against collectivism because she wants the freedom to abolish Judeo-Christian morality. Conservative Christians who embrace her as the “enemy-of-my-enemy” seem to forget that she considered us the enemy.

The article makes several other cogent points and I would encourage you to take a look.