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Altruism, Power and the Origins of Christianity

James Valliant

Presented at: OCON 2019

Date: Jun 22, 2019

As early as The Fountainhead, philosopher Ayn Rand argued that the ethics of altruism, although inevitably sold as other-worldly benevolence, is actually motivated by a quest for power here on earth. In this explosive talk, Valliant demonstrates that Christian altruism itself—at its inception—was part of a campaign of political propaganda by the Roman Empire, aimed at militant, Jewish religious nationalists of the first two centuries.


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