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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

abcdefz Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 11:43 PM
"I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows." Ayn Rand I leave it to you to decide whether or not your religious practices are 'reasonable'. All other Objectivist-inspired thoughts and actions in your life need not suffer from these practices. Of course, I don't speak for any other 'Objectivist' -type people. I can't deny the power of your religion in your life. And you can't argue the power of my atheism in mine. Why do people even bother??? Of all the things that people can disagree over, religion seems to be the one that brings out the most 'intolerance'.

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...