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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

fisherjmj Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 11:15 PM
Romney's VP choice has openly stated that, as a Catholic, he does not agree with Ayn Rand's philosophies! God bless, yours in Their Hearts, Kenneth M. Fisher, Founding Director Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.
Greg1084 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 11:20 PM
But her books are among his favorites. One need not accept everything Randian in order to take the lessons of her books seriously.
wiseone Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 4:02 AM
The left, as exemplified by Townhall trolls, continues to demonstrate their total incompetence when it comes to critical thinking. The only way Rand's theology applies to her support of capitalism is if the too are related; either mutually exclusive or mutually co-dependent.

But they are not related. There is nothing in religion (at least not in raw Christianity) about what kind of commerce or economy a SOCIETY should have. All of the Bible's advice with respect to commerce is on an individual level, and with the exception of "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" there's not much that conflicts with anything we do in capitalism and even less that conflicts with Rand's economic philosophies.

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.

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