The Illogic of Morality Based on Reason

I stumbled onto this op ed piece at by Peter Schwartz, chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California. While I respect his professed belief in conservative moral values, Randians obviously don’t see the inherent illogic of their beliefs:

Does morality depend upon religion? Most people believe it does, which is a major reason behind the appeal of the religious right.

People believe that without faith in a supernatural authority, we can have no moral values — no moral absolutes, no black-and-white distinctions, no firm demarcation between good and evil — in life or in politics. This is the assumption underlying Justice Antonin Scalia?

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