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Neil Peart


Neil Peart (born September 12, 1952), in a 1980 interview, said he is an agnostic. See lyrics to Rush songs "High Water", "Roll the Bones", "Presto", "Ghost of a Chance", "The Big Wheel", among others. --TD


The Wikipedia entry titled "List of agnostics" quotes Peart as having written, "I'm a linear thinking agnostic, but not an atheist folks." - Neil Peart (1996) The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa. ISBN 1-55022-667-3 -

Peart has clearly been influenced by the work of Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism (see the Rush album, 2112, which has parallels to Rand's novella, Anthem) but he should not be seen as an Objectivist. In the Rush Backstage Club Newsletter of January, 1994, as reprinted on the Power Windows web site, Peart wrote, "For a start. the extent of my influence by the writings of Ayn Rand should not be overestimated -- I am no one's disciple."

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