Comment: Lady from the 1900s

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Lady from the 1900s

There was a libertarian-leaning philosopher from the mid-1900s named Ayn Rand who very much believed that the libertarian perspective was not only compatible with atheism, but in fact, required it. She has thousands of pages on the subject and I would highly recommend diving in.

Prior to the 2008 Ron Paul revolution, back when I was the only libertarian I knew, I figured all libertarians came from the Ayn Rand/Reason Magazine circle and were largely atheist. I was/am surprised with the number of Christians in the movement.

Also, many of the founding fathers, who I would describe as libertarian, were largely deists, not theists.

I'm trying to be polite/respectful, but I think your premise is likely wholesale wrong.

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