Common Misconceptions about Objectivism
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- Objectivism is a cult
- Objectivism is a religion
- False, Objectivism is a philosophy based on reason, not a religion (which is based on faith or mysticism).
- It's possible to be religious and be an Objectivist at the same time
- Objectivism rejects all forms of religion at its metaphysical base, the Primacy of Existence.
- The Laissez-Faire Capitalism advocated by Objectivism is a form of Anarchism or Anarchocapitalism
- Not true, Objectivism does in fact support government with a monopoly on the use of force. This government, however, is only to use force against those who initiate its use to violate others' rights. The three tasks of government in this function are (as stated by Ayn Rand): "...the police, to protect men from criminals—the armed services, to protect men from foreign invaders—the law courts, to settle disputes among men according to objective laws."