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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

abcdefz Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 12:47 AM
Thank god someone finally pointed this out. You can take pretty much ALL of Objectivism, as it relates to human interaction, and apply it, for your own profit, in your own life, without EVER getting into the issue of whether or not god exists. I wish Paul Ryan had figured that out, before he went and made the *ludicrous* comment that the Objectivist philosophy was "atheist"... For god's sake, ARITHMETIC is 'atheist'. Do you fail to use THAT in your everyday life???

Increasingly, priests and pastors are preaching that socialism (in the name of “social justice”) is Christ-like. In truth, capitalism, not socialism, reflects Christian values. I think Christians would be less likely to embrace socialism if they understood that the economic philosophy of Ayn Rand is compatible with Christianity.

‘Social Justice’ Evolves

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle speaks of a general form of justice that encompasses all virtue. Describing general justice, Aristotle writes: “It is complete virtue and excellence in the fullest sense… It is complete because he who possesses it can make use of his virtue not only by himself but...