This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ost. When one turns from reason to faith, when one rejects the absolutism of reality, one undercuts the absolutism of one’s consciousness — and one’s mind becomes an organ one can not trus
t any longer. It becomes what the mystics claim it to be: a tool of distortion.
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(2) Man’s need of self-esteem entails the need for a sense of control over reality — but no cont
rol is possible in a universe which, by one’s own concession, contains the supernatural, the miraculous and the causeless, a universe in which one is at the mercy of ghosts and demons, in whic...