That comment inspired the following tirade (as well as the deletion of my follow-up comment):
And Vinny, if you’re going to comment here, please at least attempt to disprove any of the points I make. So far, all you’ve done is make some half-baked comment about Ayn Rand. Don’t you have anything to say about anything else I’ve pointed out?
Of course you don’t, because you have no valid argument. Get lost, Vinny. I’m past the point of being pissed off at you socialists and am nearly to the point of rage. I’m not going to waste my time trying to be nice and decent to you because you’re a tyrant and you support measures that seek to steal my freedom (and my children’s) and the fruits of my labor. I’ve raised myself up from being a poor single mother by working very hard and making good choices, and I don’t have the time nor the patience to read your logic-lacking posts because this has gone beyond politics and has become VERY PERSONAL for me. YOU SEEK TO PUNISH ME for making good choices, paying my debts, and for working hard…and what gives you that right?? Are you that arrogant that you believe that your views are so correct that stealing from others is somehow justified? Do you think it’s fair that I should work harder and make more responsible decisions, only to have Obama and his minions force me into slave labor, so that I may provide for others who make poor decisions and are irresponsible?
I WILL NEVER labor for the sake of another human being other than myself and my own family, and will NEVER expect any human to labor for mine. The alternative is REPUGNANT and IMMORAL.
PheistyBlog is paraphrasing the oath required of entrants into the capitalist utopia of Galt's Gulch in Atlas Shrugged in that last part: “I swear—by my life and my love of it—that I will never live my life for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” Nor is she the first evangelical Christian I have run across who is a fan of Rand's opus. This raises several questions for me:
- Isn’t there something strange about a Bible-believing Christian embracing the creed of a militant atheist like Ayn Rand?
- When the Apostle Paul instructs: “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ” in Ephesians 6:5, doesn't it at least refute the notion that there is anything immoral or repugnant about a about a Christian submitting to slavery (even if you don’t take the passage as an explicit endorsement of slavery)?
- When Jesus says “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s” in response to a question about paying taxes in Luke 20:22-25, doesn’t that suggest that the Bible-believing Christian would be wrong to equate taxation with stealing?