Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
Two out of context quotes presented as a false dichotomy? That's the best criticism of the GOP you can find?
That flyer might be reductive, but the quotations aren't terribly misleading: Ayn Rand really was an atheist, and Jesus made quite a few remarks against the wealthy and on behalf of the poor in the gospels. It's only a "false" dichotomy insofar as the Republican Party isn't strictly Objectivist or whatever nor is it strictly Christian. But the flyer does obviously get at a friction that does exist: a vision of society based on the free market and self-interest does not conform neatly with the social values of the gospels. Eighteenth-century British writers, for example, knew this well and fretted about it constantly. It's taken a lot of ideological/naturalizing work to reduce this friction, but it's still visible.