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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

tunderdahl Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 6:13 PM
Acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, then we can talk about compatibility.
z Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 7:12 PM
Would my personal acknowledgement of "Jesus Christ as Lord" change the very nature of Jesus Christ?

...or that of Ayn Rand?

...or Objectivism?

One of the core foundations of Objectivism is the rejection of mysticism, faith, and religion.

The statements of neither Ayn Rand nor those attributed to Jesus Christ require my personal endorsement.

They stand on their own.
manzana Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 7:40 PM
every knee shall bow, and every toungue confess. You don't have to do it now. You will, however.
z Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 9:07 PM
And how does that affect the compatibility of Christianity and Ayn Rand?

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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