The proceeding clip is an interview of Eric Sapp by Thomm Hartman. Both are liberal and their goal is to persuade conservative Christians that, one; you can not espouse the philosophy of Ayn Rand and Christianity since Ayn Rand was an Atheist and, two; the selfishness of conservatism flies in the face of Christ's admonition to care for the poor and the hungry.
Make no mistake, Ayn Rand was an avowed Atheist, she had nothing good to say about religion. Does her stance on religion diminish her philosophy of individual freedom vs collective bondage? Is her description of those who would assume power through government coercion "for the sake of humanity" (she called them moochers-an apt name) any less valid? I can make distinctions between her view of religion and the points she makes in the political arena, as I am sure that you who read this can. Let me point out the hypocrisy of Eric Sapp. Although I'm sure that he would disavow this point, the philosophy that he espouses is rooted in the teachings of Carl Marx, also and avowed atheist. He reserves for himself the ability to selectively pick and choose what he believes from whomever but we can only choose one belief or the other?
Another point made in this interview is the idea that we are selfish to try and keep the government from taking our earnings because it is a contradiction of Christs admonition to feed the poor and care for the needy. At no point in the interview did they make the distinction between private charity and government largess. Private donations to worthy causes far out pace donations made by the government.
I would like to ask these two gentlemen, How can giving to someone, someone Else's money not be considered theft? If monies are taken from an individual unwillingly and then given to someone, deserving or not, how can this be considered charity?
Be on the lookout for this kind of thinking because it will soon be in a church near you. I highly recommend that you, dear reader pick up a copy of Atlas shrugged and /or, if you get the chance, see the movie "Atlas Shrugged" Part One. You will be shocked at how close to today's reality this work of fiction is.