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Bringing Selfish Back

MoreFreedom Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 2:35 PM
Government is force. Trade with others is done voluntarily. In producing goods and services, why should we bring in force (except in cases of fraud, breach of contract, etc.) to do so? It's not Christian to initiate force against others, and advocating for more government to do things like distribute medical care, isn't either.
Phd3 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 7:21 PM
"Government is force"

Of course, that is totally naive. The world is force, government just keeps hordes of roving marauders from raping your corpse. More succinctly, government isn't great, it's just the best alternative.
Steve of CA Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 3:01 PM
I presue you are in favor of legalizing drugs, abortion, gay marriages, etc?
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 3:19 PM
The government's first priority is the protection of innocents against the predators.

Protecting unborn children from the abortionist's knife, and innocent bystanders from the effects of another's drug use are legitimate concerns.

Redefining marriage to suit those who will never join with the opposite sex in the 'one flesh' reality of marriage is not a legitimate function of government. Those people can shack up with whom they wish, commit to whom they wish, and they can 'contract' with one another on whatever terms they choose, but they cannot be 'married'.

Get over it.
Jack2894 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 4:54 PM
SO government force is fine when you agree with it's purposes. We all see that.
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...