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As for Ayn Rand, the only

As for Ayn Rand, the only thing I can say is she eschews altruism without having a full understanding of its evolutionary purpose. (I use "purpose" lightly)

As for the "church", all of it is fictional nonsense and not worthy of the study of real scholars. Equating theology with a respectable discipline would be like equating trekkies or hobbit fans with a respectable discipline.