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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

eddie again Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 6:15 PM
one thing i know for sure is that Jesus Christ never advocated taking a person's belongings or freedom through the use of force. insofar as socialism or any other type of philosophy or governance advocates using force to either enslave a person or take their belongings by force, they are not compatible with christianity. however, no human society is comprised one hundred percent of christian faithful. therefore, secular governance per se cannot be the same as christian governance. the best secular systems of governance will be those that best emulate the system of governance created by Jesus Christ.

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...