Objectivism Versus Theism
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 5 December 2010, Question 5
I answered a question on Objectivism versus theism on Philosophy in Action Radio on 5 December 2010. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Can an Objectivist believe in God? Can a person be a theist and an Objectivist? Or is that too fundamental a conflict? If so, why?
My Answer, In Brief: Philosophies must be judged by essentials, and on that basis, Christianity nothing less than wholly opposed to Objectivism.
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