Every argument for God and every attribute ascribed to Him rests on a false
metaphysical premise. None can survive for a moment on a correct metaphysics . . . .
Existence exists, and only existence exists. Existence is a primary: it is
uncreated, indestructible, eternal. So if you are to postulate something
beyond existence—some supernatural realm—you must do it by openly denying
reason, dispensing with definitions, proofs, arguments, and saying flatly, “To
Hell with argument, I have faith.” That, of course, is a willful rejection of
Objectivism advocates reason as man’s sole means of knowledge, and therefore,
for the reasons I have already given, it is atheist. It denies any
supernatural dimension presented as a contradiction of nature, of existence.
This applies not only to God, but also to every variant of the supernatural
ever advocated or to be advocated. In other words, we accept reality, and