posted on Jun, 9 2015 @ 03:19 PM
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
I really have a hard time understanding how you can be a Christian and a Libertarian, the two are mutually exclusive.
I wondered the same thing, but it depends on the wisdom of the individual person.
Libertarians know that the individual owns his body, and that things like drug-use, abortion, and prostitution are personal vices--and by their
nature, non-criminal behaviors.
Christians would understand that fact, and they would know that it is immoral to use violence to control the minds of other people.
Christians, of course, will use Christianity to fulfill their authoritarian goals (like Hitler).
It doesn't matter if you are a liberal or a conservative--both groups can find common ideological ground on the fact that, both groups use government
violence to force their views on others.
It's just a question of who wants to control what? The left wants to control your property, while refusing to acknowledge the existence and importance
of private property--while the right wants to control your mind and the content that you consume, while forcing you to agree with their opinion
The common thread that separates libertarians from everyone else--is the left and right's equal desire to control others.
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