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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

Bill1827 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:34 AM
Excellent article. I'm Christian and like Ayn Rand in spite of her atheism. Besides, every atheist eventually believes in God, even if it's with their last breath. I believe self- interes is not necessarily selfishness and benefits more people than social justice. Those acting in self-interest are as charitable as those advocating social justice, except with their own means rather than others.
Marie150 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:44 AM
As Milton Freidman taught everyone is greedy. Socialists are just as greedy as any other human being. They just won't admit it.
Marie150 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:45 AM
And self interest means I don't want to be forced to wear a pair of shoes that do not fit me. In size or in style.
Marie150 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:47 AM
Worse yet to stand in a line all day for them. The government can not be a father, a church or a healthy economy. It is unnatural and stooopid to think otherwise. And Karl Marx was a fricken idiot and jack_ass.

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...