Can a Christian be a libertarian?


WhiteIndian's picture

The hierarchy of control-freak dominionism is the same between Christians and Capitalists (including libertarians.)

• JEVOVALLAH (The Invisible Hand)
• EMERGENT ELITE (Kings, Industrialist Heroes)
• MAN (owns everything below)
• WOMAN (submits to husband (less now, but still cultural)
• ANIMALS (submit to husbandry)
• NATURE (worthless unless used up by hierarchy)

"No new set of basic values has been accepted in our society to displace those of Christianity. Hence we shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man."
~Lynn White, Jr., The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis, Science, New Series, Vol. 155, No. 3767 (Mar. 10, 1967), pp. 1203-1207

tomcat's picture

Followers of the Abrahamic religions all have their "holy" Books full of bizarre rules about allmost all,
even minor aspects of daily life.Since these rules are given by God, they should of course apply to all
human beeings.
In cases of doubt and in the Interest of the individual Prejudiceses, exegesis is mostly performed
against basic commandments like loving each other, or the Ban of Stealing and Killing.

Eat some pork chops and drink a Glass of Wine, as a Man put on a women's dress or just do
some gardening on a Sunday Morning, all this in the visual range of a faithful believer,
and you will see how easy it is to create a serious Stress test for the non-aggression principle.
Tolerance or, even more, Respect for People that dont want to listen to their invisible friend is,
in most cases, not the Chief Virtue of a true Christians, Moslems or Jews.

WhiteIndian's picture

Is the Divine Right of Property any less religious?

"To date, however, no philosopher has ever successfully divorced Lockean property rights from monotheism."

The Right to Property
by Jason Godesky | 18 July 2005