|Two Jewish teachers with opposite messages :|
whose Gospel was all about
| Ayn Rand
one of whose main goals in life was
The impact of the teaching of Ayn Rand on the Republican Party has become so great in recent years that I have created the following three pages to deal with the very important issues raised by this phenomenon:
As a devout follower of Jesus Christ for 70 + years and a clergyman for nearly a half-century, I believe it is incumbent on America's Christian clergy and other "people of faith" to wake up to the fact that much of what has been passing for "Christian conservatism" in recent years is totally incompatible with the actual teaching and example of Jesus Christ, as will be made clear below. For the last generation or two of America's so-called "Christian conservatives" have been ranting and raving about the supposed godlessness of America's liberals, they were being co-opted into supporting a party whose most influential prophet is not Jesus Christ, but Ayn Rand, who despised both Karl Marx and Jesus of Nazareth with equal passion and who made it her life's work to undo what Jesus had set forth as his central mission. "Christian conservatives" have been using guilt by association for decades to suggest that "liberal Christians" are godless Marxists.Where is the evidence to support that charge? At LiberalslikeChrist/Democrat.html, I present ample evidence to show that ever since the 1930's, the administrations of the Democratic Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Carter and Clinton have promoted and enacted policies that seemed to be inspired by some of the best teaching of both the Jewish bible and of Jesus of Nazareth.
"You might wonder why Ayn Rand is the topic of a Christian web site? With the rise of religious political conservatism in the United States, the individualistic theories of this icon have become favorable to many calling themselves Christians.
Ayn Rand's Problems with Religion:
I suspect that the only reason that Ayn Rand didn't embrace the moniker of "Anti-Christ", is that this option never occurred to her.
To see how diametrically opposed to the teaching of Jesus Libertarian atheist Ayn Rand's "Gospel of Selfishness" is, go to my JesusvsRiches.html and/or challenge.html pages.
And, to see how diametrically opposed to the teaching of the rest of the bible Rand's teaching is, go to my Godvsgreed.html" and to Christvscapitalism.html, (which is really an outstanding web page produced by "Antipas Ministries", who are much more conservative than we are on most other issues).
It is truly amazing how an admirer of Ayn Rand like Glenn Beck – who was a professed atheist for a time (like Rand) and now professes to be a Mormon – has the audacity to urge Christians to leave any church that teaches "social or economic justice" .
Far from sharing the love of the poor which Jesus promoted, the more conservative and Republican states become, the more they are rejecting the "Good News for the Poor" which Jesus promoted, and embracing Ayn Rand's "gospel of selfishness" instead, as Mike Papantonio laid out so well on his May 3rd, 2013 "Ring of Fire" show:
There are many today who think that "Christianity" is by its very nature conservative. Those of us who are old enough to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King know that hasn't always been the case. None of us, however, are old enough to remember the beginning of the 20th century, when the newly created Federal Council of Churches (which has since been expanded into the National Council of Churches) was so liberal that it promulgated and promoted the Social Creed below:
1909 "Social Creed"
We deem it the duty of all Christian people to concern themselves directly with certain practical industrial (societal) problems.
To us it seems that the churches must stand —
To the toilers of America and to those who by organized effort are seeking to lift the crushing burdens of the poor, and to reduce the hardships and uphold the dignity of labor, this Council sends the greeting of human brotherhood and the pledge of sympathy and of help in a cause which belongs to all who follow Christ.
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So much of what we now take for granted would never had happened if an Ayn Rand had been around to lead the opposition to the "Social Gospel" and "the New Deal".
When faced with the choice between the Gospel of UN-selfishness promoted by Jesus Christ on the one hand, and the Gospel of selfishness promoted by the atheist Ayn Rand on the other, how can anyone fail to recognize which choice has been made by Rand Paul, Glenn Beck, most of the leaders of the "Tea Party" and so many other leading Republicans and conservatives of our day, despite their attempts to persuade the public that they are "Christians"? What else would you expect of politicians, when they know that the vast majority of voters identify themselves as Christians?
There is much more where this came from, at