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brentwho December 20th, 2016 4:59pm

Which of these two incompatible sources is more powerful as creating direction and policy among the American right wing? Christianity or the writing of Ayn Rand.

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brentwho Home
12/20/16 11:53 am

I find it interesting that the voting is almost 2/3 Christianity, however there has yet to be a single comment outlining that idea

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
12/20/16 11:30 am

I mean Ayn Rand is better than Karl Marx, and I may not be a fan of Christianity's history, but it's a better alternative than the the Degenercy modern liberals try to push.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 11:35 am

I couldn't make sense of that as far as what you meant to say

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
12/20/16 11:38 am

You seem to not like either source, and associate it with conservativism. What I'm trying to say it's a better alternative than "writings" and social policies that are commonly associated with Liberalism.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 11:41 am

I find value in portions of Christianity, as I do with several religious traditions
I chose these two, because they are among the most often claimed by conservatives in my experience.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 10:51 am

Ayn Rand
Fiction writer
One of her most famous works is called Atlas Shrugged

brentwho Home
12/20/16 10:53 am

You can be a non-Christian and still adopt several of its principles in terms of how we treat each other
I was raised in a Christian household, however I consider myself an agnostic.

SniperNoSniping VC Congressman PLP VA
12/20/16 11:19 am

I realized how incorrect I was after commenting, I mostly commented to come back to this poll later though

SniperNoSniping VC Congressman PLP VA
12/20/16 11:20 am

I realized how incorrect I was after commenting, I mostly commented to come back to this poll later though

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/20/16 10:28 am

Ayn Rand. The right really doesn't adhere to the teachings of Jesus

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brentwho Home
12/20/16 9:59 am

I think it's clear it's Ayn Rand.

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
12/20/16 10:06 am

No doubt. Christianity is just used to manipulate, as it always has been.

Ebola1 Florida
12/20/16 10:35 am

And because her predictions have actually happened.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 11:02 am

I don't buy that narrative at all

Ebola1 Florida
12/20/16 11:07 am

Then you're not paying attention.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 11:25 am

I pay attention far more than you might be inclined to believe

I'll adjust my comment to
If Ayn Rand's writing are come to pass, it is primarily if not solely because those who are fans of her writing actively worked to make it so,

brentwho Home
12/20/16 12:08 pm

I've read the book
It was awful

Ebola1 Florida
12/20/16 12:08 pm

You think the fans of Rand worked to effect the government takeover of medicine? I think not. You should read the book.

Ebola1 Florida
12/20/16 12:16 pm

It is a novel but a very prophetic one. Many of the things foreseen have actually happened. That's what makes it so unique.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 12:19 pm

It was a mediocre work of fiction with ridiculous conclusions

Ebola1 Florida
12/20/16 12:22 pm

Conclusions which actually came to pass.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 12:25 pm

Prove that her writing has become fact.

Ebola1 Florida
12/20/16 12:30 pm

All you have to do is read the book to see that. I think I'll read it again so I can give you all the evidence. For one thing she forecast the government takeover of medicine. Perhaps I'll make another poll about it after I've read it again.

brentwho Home
12/20/16 12:44 pm

Medicine is still predominantly private sector