Satanism is religion of tea party

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There has been a surprising amount of talk about religion this election cycle. Religious liberties — Mormonism — Catholicism (and how Barack Obama is the only Protestant of the four on the major tickets). There is still the “Obama is a Muslim” nonsense.

But nobody has been talking about satansim. The “Satanic Manifesto” written by Anton LeVey in the 1960s laid out a philosophy of individual responsibility and self-interest.

It regarded altruism and social welfare to be “sinful.” This is essentially the philosophy of the patron saint of the tea party — Ayn Rand. Although she described herself as an atheist, her objectivist philosophy held selfishness and rational egoism to be the highest morality and collectivism and Social Security to be a “sin.”

This is therefore satansim — the tea party religion.

David Higgins

Walla Walla

Comments

red_dog_113@yahoo.com 2 years, 1 month ago

Mr. Higgins, aside from your rather pathetic leap of "reasoning" (not to mention your obvious dislike of the Tea Party), what direct evidence do you have linking the Tea Party to the Church of Satan? Which in fact supports the Constitution of the United States of America as a core value?

And given the extensive writings of the Founding Fathers, much of which focused on individual liberties and freedoms, are you also linking them, and hence the Constitution of the United States, to the Church of Satan? And, following your own "logic", every single State Constitution and laws based upon that single document? Is the United States in fact "One Nation Under Satan"?

I think not. Many people will see through your bias and prejudices, and reject your "reasoning".

Thus, your efforts to insult and smear a significant portion of Americans falls flat from its sheer silliness.

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glasater 2 years, 1 month ago

Anton LaVey did not write the "Satanic Manifesto" google says plus on his deathbed he renounced all he had done in the name of Satan.

Ayn Rand was an atheist but did not worship Satan. She did not celebrate the wealthy of the world but instead celebrated man/woman's accomplishments, i.e. hard work.

What does this say about the UB's vetting of letters to the editor I wonder.

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