Christianity and Libertarianism

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    Here's an interesting article about Christianity and Libertarianism. Still digesting it, so no comments from me.

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    Despite superficial differences and incompatibilities on moral and philosophical issues, Christianity and libertarianism can be reconciled very easily on the most fundamental issue: how the two view human nature. Christianity focuses on the depravity of human nature, while libertarianism, being relegated primarily to the realm of politics, is founded on the belief that human beings will naturally be tempted to abuse power that they have been granted over their fellow men and women. In this sense, libertarianism is a subset of the Christian outlook on human nature. No true Christian can honestly claim that human nature pulls us toward the greater good rather than the greater evil, therefore from a scriptural point of view the libertarian outlook on political power is completely in line with the Bible’s teachings on the essence of human nature.

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    http://www.blindmindseye.com/2005/0...-some-thoughts-on-human-nature-and-the-state/
     
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    No true Christian ----

    oh man--here we go again
     

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