This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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
h one must deal, not with the unknown, but with the unknowable', no control is possible if man proposes, but a ghost disposes; no control is possible if the universe is a haunted house.