That is the claim made by my friend Josh Gelatt. Josh and I both read a CNN piece today about conservative/libertarian icon Ayn Rand and the favor shown her by a great many Christians. Josh sez:
What is shocking, however, is how very few Christians seem to see the inherent conflict of political conservativism with biblical Christianity. Not that I am advocating socialism or communism, but are so we blind to the teachings of Jesus that we cannot discern that profit-motivated capitalism is self-serving and therefore evil? Rand at least has the intellectual honesty to admit that Christianity and Capitalism are inherently incompatible.What do you think of that? I was going to write a post on this at some point but I am curious to see what your responses are. Read Josh's whole post (he rightly points out that political liberalism is no more compatible with Christianity than conservatism) and comment here or there (or both!).