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Bringing Selfish Back

grich903 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:00 PM
Rand's writings are not 'christian' at the basis, however, Christianity doesn't forbid 'self-interest' in work, (if a man doesn't work he shouldn't eat) or tell us to give more to the government than to God ( render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's). The point is that government has a role that is outside the authority of God while being under the authority of God. Man has a responsibility to be 'fruitful and multiply' and to 'have dominion over the creation'. When we do what God has told us to, we are naturally 'capitalistic' and when we follow God's direction, we are successful. When we follow a godless government, we are failures. God's measure of success for us is our rendering to God what is God's.
Step aside, Justin Timberlake. Let’s bring selfish back, y’all!

Last week, I wrote that if you are a Christian, you must embrace Ayn Rand’s economic philosophy (capitalism). Today, I will explore this further.

To recap, philosophers who came before Christ (think Aristotle), philosophers who rejected Christ (think Rand) and philosophers who accepted Christ (think Thomas Aquinas) concur that human laws must stem from natural law, which stems from reason. Said differently, all rational thinkers embrace natural law. Capitalism is the most rational political system and therefore the best political expression of natural law, so rational Christians...