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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

Marie150 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:40 AM
It is the fault of the Catholic Church that we are now saddled with OBAMACARE. How can any church believe that the secular, unfeeling, uncaring government could possibly bring about social justice. Give me a break! I was so angry that they made the issue about abortion. I am against abortion but that was not the only reason nor the biggest reason to be against socialized medicine. Didn't the Catholic Church save Russians from the commies? What sort of people are now running the church?
Marie150 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:41 AM
Social Justice is not the gospel. Jesus is the gospel. Social Justice is Karl Marx. Which means social justice is Satanic.
Nos Nevets Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 10:24 AM
Social Justice is to Justice as Social Gospel is to Gospel.
inkling_revival Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 11:36 AM
Emphasizing the portion of the gospel that addresses the needs of the poor does not constitute a perversion of the gospel.

Pretending that Marxian, radical egalitarianism constitutes "justice" does constitute a perversion of the notion of justice.

So, no, social justice is not to justice as social gospel is to gospel.
Marie150 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 12:51 PM
What is the hell is social gospel? Are you going to try to excuse God's law? We prove our love for God by obeying God. If we do not want to obey God we do not love God. If we love God we love His statutes.

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...