Jesus VS Ayn Rand
This must be approached with humor! That this is identified as an issue in a country that declares itself to be a 'christian nation', to hold 'christian values'', to have been founded on the principles of the Bible is laughable all of the way through to the deceptive core.
The first joke is to have claimed itself a 'christian nation'. By definition, a 'christian nation' would be following the teachings of Christ... a buddhist nation' would, by definition, be following the teachings of Buddha... by definition!
That the political leadership of this country champions the teachings of Ayn Rand while claiming allegiance to Christ is amazing, dumb-founding, bewildering, astonishing, flabbergasting, and retreating back to the humor, bemusing.
The teachings of the two are at opposite poles from each other... one is mutually exclusive of the other... to claim, as many leaders in our congress do, that they are adherents of both is simply not believable... cannot be believed.
The ironically humorous part of all of this is that those same political leaders so strongly declaring this a nation guided by Biblical principles are those wanting to go to war with other countries where they feel guided by 'biblical principles'... My Bible, but certainly not your bible!
In fact, Jesus taught only two lessons... Love God & Love Your Neighbor! Any Rand teaches one lesson... Love Yourself...
Ayn Rand taught selfishness while Jesus taught generosity. That there can be any confusion between the two, again, a joke!
Citizens can easily see that those political leaders claiming to follow Ayn Rand's teachings are truly following as closely as they can. This is an accurate claim on their part... the result being they seek to eliminate social help of any kind... other than to themselves and the not needy. They and theirs are doing well while they reduce the amount of food on the plate of the poor.
The joke seems to be on us citizens who vote for these self-obsessed manipulators.
When we hear them refer to their 'christian faith' the only proper response from the voters is to laugh at their claim. Ha! Ha! Ha!