• • • Objectivism Society brings experts, discusses pros and cons of Christianity
Klarissa Fitzpatrick, The Daily Texan (U of TX, Austin) Andrew Bernstein |Atheism |Capitalism |Egoism | Morality can be derived from faith-based sources or from objective reasoning, according to scholars Dinesh D’Souza and Andrew Bernstein. D’Souza and Bernstein discussed whether Christianity has had a positive or negative impact on the world in a debate organized by the UT Objectivism Society and the philosophical journal The Objective Standard. Bernstein is an objectivist philosopher who believes morality is based on reason instead of faith in a religious deity. D’Souza, who worked as a political adviser to Ronald Reagan and is a conservative activist, asserted that Christian faith has resulted in concepts including the individual, free trade and freedom.