Thursday, December 02, 2010

Is Christianity compatible with libertarianism

Topic of discussion - Is Christianity compatible with libertarianism - raised on the Wall Street Journal discussion boards. Anytime religion is part of the discussion it typically creates many responses. As you can see it's already up to 82 comments.

One part of one of the comments that I enjoyed:

Of course Libertarianism and Christianity are compatible; or can be compatible; or can be compatible for most Christians most of the time. They are not by definition incompatible, unless you are a particular type of Christian, probably a fundamentalist. A central distinguishing feature of fundamentalism (Christian as well as Islamic) is a search for certainty and a belief that certainty is available to Man. This inevitably leads to choosing positions and judging others. In my view, this is false Christianity and not true to the teachings of Jesus.

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