Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Yes I Am Obsessed With Pointing Out That All Christians Should Reject Ayn Rand Edition

From this Ed Kilgore post:
It has taken many decades of laborious revisionist work for the devout, scripturally literalist adherents of the faith whose God and Savior was quoted as saying, “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God,” to become uninhibited enthusiasts for earthly success and wealth, and despisers of the “undeserving” poor. It’s the same revisionism, of course, that makes it possible for the Roman Catholic Vice Presidential Nominee of the Republican Party to fondly view Ayn Rand as an “intellectual influence,” instead of someone whose books any Christian should abjure like a Black Mass—someone whose fondest desire was to wipe both religion and altruism from the face of the earth.
I don't care if Ryan now claims she was only a small influence. Her work should never positively influence any Christian.

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