Tag: individualism

Christian Worldview

Individualist Libertarians, Collectivist Bibles: the Challenge of Being Libertarian and Christian

Libertarians are known for their embrace of the philosophy of individualism. We support merit-based selection over group identity as the …

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Libertarianism

Individualism vs Collectivism: A Libertarian Dilemma

“Dear Christian, we are neither individualist nor collectivist. This is a false choice. We are individuals living in community. You …

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History

Religious Roots of Liberty

This article by Rev. Edmund Opitz (who wrote The Libertarian Theology of Freedom) is reprinted from the Mises Daily Article …

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Book Reviews

Book Review: You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble

Book Review: You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble Dr. Alan Noble is an associate professor of English at …

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Christian Worldview

The Person and His Society

By Edmund Opitz, originally published in the January 1981 edition of The Freeman. He is the author of The Libertarian …

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Libertarianism

Doug Wilson is Wrong About Libertarianism

Does society always and in every case break down to atomistic individuals?

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Libertarianism

The Answer is Always Individualism

I just saw an article by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen called “It’s Time to Build.” I’m both encouraged and troubled …

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Politics

Screwtape Proposes a Toast

If you have never read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity, …

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Libertarianism

Don’t Tread On Who?

Critics of libertarianism often charge that it is a “selfish ideology,” or that any explanation of self-interest is just a …

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Book Reviews

“An Evangelical Social Gospel?” Book Review

While there have always been schisms in the Christian faith, the current theological/political divide between the Christian Left and the …

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Christian Worldview

Thoughts on the word “We”

Progressive Christians deride libertarian individualism as contrary to the value system of the Kingdom of God. In their minds, to …

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History

The Robber Barons and the Real Gilded Age

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. The Civil War …

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Christian Worldview

Narnians Hate the State Too!

David Theroux, Founder and President of the Independent Institute, President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, and friend of LibertarianChristians.com has recently published a three-part series on the political philosophy of C.S. Lewis entitled “C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and Statism.” I highly recommend these articles for your reading (see the links following my synopsis).

Lewis, of course, is well-respected among Christians for his excellent stories and compelling explication of theology. Turns out he also favored liberty as a defining characteristic of civilized society. He reaches this conclusion through a consistent application of natural law.

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Culture

Classic Essay: Against School

By John Taylor Gatto, originally published in Harpers, September 2003. How public education cripples our kids, and why I taught …

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Libertarianism

Stop Rent-seeking

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #17 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Libertarianism

Smoking is Healthier than Fascism

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #15 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Economics

Freedom: My Anti-Gov

This entry is part 7 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Freedom subsumes individual liberty and personal responsibility. If individuals are free to act and also held responsible to bear the consequences for their actions, good outcomes will be reinforce correct behavior and bad outcomes will provide a learning experience. When government gets in the way of this feedback loop, it prevents the development of virtue and merely subjects the individual to the will of the State.

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Theology

Edmund Opitz – Minister to Liberty

If a patron saint for the libertarian movement were to be chosen, at the top of the list would be Rev. Edmund A. Opitz, minister and theologian for liberty. He was a good friend of Murray Rothbard and many others in the freedom movement—he was present from the beginning and knew almost everyone. From the 1950s through the 1990s, Opitz called the church to an integrated understanding of religion, economics, and individual liberty. He passed away in 2006, creating a void yet to be filled but leaving this world much better than he had found it.

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History

Happy Texas Independence Day!

Too bad they didn’t stay that way. Oh well, today we Remember the Alamo! The Texas Declaration of Independence The …

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Book Reviews

“The Libertarian Theology of Freedom” Book Review

Book Information: The Libertarian Theology of Freedom. Opitz, Edmund A. Tampa, FL: Hallberg Publishing Corporation, 1999. 160 pages. Only recently …

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