Ayn Again

You are…Ayn Rand

This charismatic cult leader used science fiction as one of her recruiting tools for new converts.
Which Science Fiction Writer Are You?

Is it so hard to find a picture? Objectivism isn’t a cult, as far as I can tell. It’s politics and philosophy and a deep, abiding distaste for 98% of mankind, but it’s not a cult. Cults brainwash and use their members. I doubt you can have a cult or a religion without faith, which Objectivism forbids: “I urge the readers to use their own judgment as to whether a particular article is or is not consonant with Objectivist principles. Remember, it is a fundamental tenet of Objectivism that one must not accept ideas on faith.” –Ayn Rand

Normally, I wouldn’t bother to defend Rand - she’s quite capable of defending herself even from beyond the grave - but in this case the quiz result is egregiously misapplied. Everyone knows which sci-fi writer is also a charismatic cult leader who recruits with his works: L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. For the inside scoop on Scientology qua cult, see Operation Clambake.

One Response to “Ayn Again”

  1. mike hollihan Says:

    I’m Hal Clement! Wheeee!!