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Ayn Rand and Jesus Christ: Deep Similarities

Ayn Rand's intellectual genius was great, but far greater still was her willingness to tune in to her spirit, feel her spirit, live by her spirit, and write from her spirit. Her spirit has moved millions.

"When I studied Atlas Shrugged I was inspired to change the direction of my life totally. I literally owe my life to Ayn Rand."

How many times have we heard a statement such as this?

The quality in a fictional work which can change someone's life so dramatically is not the intellectualism of the work, but the spiritual foundation on which the intellectualism is built.

Intellectualism without a spiritual base is a painful torture which ultimately leads to terror and death, as Ayn Rand so perfectly illustrated with her fictional characters. But intellectualism which arises out of being in touch with one's spirit is a very different story, as those of us know who have read Atlas Shrugged.

Ayn Rand's heroes are fond of saying their antagonists are "mindless." But these antagonists are not altogether mindless in the sense of having no reasoning ability. Rather they are spirit-deprived, mindless in the sense of being out of touch with their spirit and even out of touch with what the workers on Dagny's railroad would call "common sense," which rises from one's spirit. Her antagonists could almost be said to be ONLY intellectual.

The fictional philosophers created by Ayn Rand are fond of saying, "check your premises." Not a bad idea, but what if one of your premises is so rooted in the depths or heights of your spirit that it cannot be put into words, like some of the wordless premises Dagny Taggart uses when she senses people's energy from afar and knows from "seeing" their energy whether they are serving life or serving death?

Ayn Rand throughout Atlas Shrugged writes of the spirit of man. She continually touches on highly advanced spiritual principles such as defenselessness, nonresistance, mind-body integration, non-contradiction, open-mindedness, the unreality of evil, and the reality of life without pain or fear or guilt ... principles thoroughly taught by Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles.

Ayn Rand operated in a realm far beyond mere intellectualism, a realm of spirit where true genius is born.

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If you are just waking up to your innate libertarian side and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of Obama's religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

For the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles

For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism

“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)


Anonymous said…

I would like to quote a couple of lines of your post "Ayn Rand and Jesus Christ: Deep Similarities" in a book I am writing called The Awakening. Are you the original author?

Vicky Anderson
What difference does it make who the original author is? Do you think there is more than one mind? If so, then there is no chance of awakening, right?
Watcher said…
IF Ayn Rand was active during the time of Jesus, her genius would have been ignored and her ideas lost forever.

Imagine the number of Ayn Rand's the world has ignored over the eons.
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