Rational Christian

 Posted by on 10 January 2007 at 8:51 pm  Uncategorized
Jan 102007

Oh delightful: It’s a “rational Christian” response to Ayn Rand’s ethics. Here’s my favorite bit:

Ayn Rand rightly claims that “A” cannot be “non A” but she misapplies this principle in her critique of Christianity. For example, when Christ said that “the first shall be last and the last shall be first” there is no true contradiction (i.e. “A” being “non A”), as Ayn Rand claims, because the both cases in which the words “first” and “last” are used within the context of the passage have different applications and reasons for usage. Jesus was simply saying that in this world a person is considered “first” or “last” for different reasons than why a person is considered “first” or “last” in God’s kingdom. Again, there is no real contradiction (i.e. there is no “A” equated with “non A”).

Gee, I wasn’t aware that Ayn Rand criticized Jesus on “the first shall be last and the last shall be first” on the grounds of the Law of Identity! Fancy that! Oh, and somehow, although the author does not specify how, Ayn Rand’s ethics depends upon the theory of evolution. I never knew that either. Amazing!

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