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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

rbartlett Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 4:40 PM
The Left hates Ayn Rand - that’s what first attracted me to her work. The Left has also been trying to hijack religion for years, linking social programs to "love thy neighbor". As lame as that sounds it resonated with dim-wits. The Lefts religion is that of the state. I’ll take God over that any day. Faith and reason are two types of belief, reason for this world and faith for the next. There is no reason they can't coexist and in fact did for centuries. Some of the greatest geniuses in Western Civilization were devout.
LYNN263 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 5:15 PM
Lib at Heart Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 5:09 PM
"love thy neighbor" ....yep, bet that sounded really lame to Jesus and his apostles too.

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...