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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

jwilliams Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 4:04 PM
I do see your interpretation, but I still don't see it as compatible with Rand. Even if Jesus isn't saying you have to give up everything you own and give to the poor to inherit the kingdom, he still seems to recommend that as a good course of action. No one who's read Rand could think she'd have anything but contempt for that notion.

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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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...