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When I hear Libertarians talking about how each person's only responsibility is to themselves, I tend to think of Cain. When God asked him where his murdered brother was, he flippantly responded, "Am I my brother's keeper?" (It's not my responsibilty to look after him! He ought to take care of himself!) I don't think most Christians would consider him good ...


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If you restrict libertarian rules to the realm of governing and not personal responsibilities, then these views do not necessarily conflict. Ayn Rand would propose that it is everyone’s personal responsibility to earn what they receive which is hard to reconcile with the view that you should love thy neighbor and the Golden Rule. Sure you can help others too ...


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The issue comes down to the difference between the church and the government. If Jesus was speaking to the government when he spoke the golden rule, then yes, there would be a conflict. If he was speaking to individuals within the church, I don't believe there's a conflict at all. If a person holds that the Golden Rule was given to those who follow ...


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I will try to answer this, but how to love is shown in various parts of the NT, but I think the best description of what is not love is 1 Cor 13 You will find that love is not a feeling, but an action. For example, Jesus ordered that we love one another. JOHN 13:34 NKJ 34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have ...


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First off I think posing Ayn Rand as "probably the single most influential philosopher in Libertarian thought", does not reflect reality. As most ideologies go, there are a few flavours to choose from, as is also the case with religions, christianity included. Ayn Rand does indeed sell an anti-altruistic world view, but it is worth noting that she draws an ...



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