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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

manzana Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 7:31 PM
I continue to be bothered that each week at church, our pastor does not address these issues. We just saw the greatest abomanation of a convention since the beginning of our nation. They declared America to be a place where unborn babies can be murdered, men can deprave themselves with other men, and the laziest can be given something for nothing. I know they fear the government's unconstitutional threat of losing tax-exempt status, but this is too much! Other organizations who are purely political have tax-exempt status, and even this article point out that pastors speak of "social justice"- a very political view. I want to attend a church where the pastor takes on this phony threat, and reveals the true cancer that threatens our nation.
Joycey Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:41 PM
I keep waiting and hoping for courage from the pulpit as well. What are they there for? To lead their flock or hope they do not offend their flock?
z Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 7:37 PM
You want to live in a nation where men can't "deprave themselves with other men"?

What should the punishment be for such a crime?
Mattieohmalley Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:18 PM
This should be a issue for the individual states. The people have the right to decide the matter. Even a speeding ticket can cost one a substantial penalty. I suggest that sex "crimes" especially heterosexual acts, ought to have stiff penalties. This is because they cause so much to the tax payer. For example, out of wed lock children cost citizens far more taxation in terms of crime and welfare than children of married families. Thus, their parents should be penalized for their immoral conduct of bringing children into the world outside of the family.

Promiscuous people bring sexual diseases that ruin others lives and contaminate the blood supply (which costs everyone more to clean it up). They should be fined as well. That's just the
Mattieohmalley Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:21 PM
heteros. I haven't even gotten to the homosexuals. What they bring is also dangerous for others. Homosexuality must lead to polygamy. There is no more a more hateful view of women and girls than polygamy. All polygamous societies are retrograde, low, backwards, and immoral. It is a social structure that leads to the oppression of women and girls.

Thus every decent civilization will eschew homosexuality. Not only for its intrinsic error but the scourge it leads to: polygamy: a hatred of women.
Mattieohmalley Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:27 PM

Oh, and then there is Thom Jeffs solution.

Alas. Christ said: go and sin no more. What is needed is the education of the public. The need to know that homosexuality leads to polygamy and polygamy leads to the degradation of women and girls and backwards civilization. That homosexuals advocate a way of life that ultimately degrades women ought to surprise no one.

Joycey Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:44 PM
z No one said they wanted to control the sex issues of unbelievers. We Do Not Want Marriage to be REDEFINED and the new definition smashed into the faces of innocent public school children.
Mattieohmalley Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 7:35 PM
Churches need to get rid of their tax exempt status and start telling the truth about the politicians.
Joycey Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:42 PM
They need to keep their tax exempt status and start telling the truth about economics.
Joycey Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 8:42 PM
They need to keep their tax exempt status and start telling the truth about economics.
Mattieohmalley Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:44 PM
They don't want to get arrested.

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...