Is there a perfect audience for The Soul of Atlas?

The Soul of Atlas is addressed to three distinct audiences: two explicit and one implicit. The explicit audiences are Objectivists, or admirers of Ayn Rand and Christians; the implicit is the listener, the “fly on the wall.” (Not that I think of any reader as a fly; it’s a metaphor.) There is also a sense of […]

Let’s talk about the success of the Atlas Shrugged movies

Have you seen either of the first two movies in Ayn Rand‘s Atlas Shrugged trilogy? A friend of mine pulled me aside to say that he just saw the Atlas Shrugged movie (both Part 1 and Part 2) this past weekend and he enjoyed them both… more than he thought he would. Without reservation, I’m […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers, Q&A #1

The next four posts include questions (and some answers) about The Soul of Atlas and common ground. In this video, Edward Hutchins from The Atlas Society asks a question about selfishness in the context of common ground between Objectivism and Christianity. Christian conservatives and secular libertarians can work together. When widely influential, yet substantially opposing, […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Act Together to Break Down Barriers

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Act Together to Break Down Barriers When followers of Ayn Rand and Christians get together and ally with one another, as like-minded people, we can effect great change in the world. Separately, we will continue to fight against each other. Adherents of disparate world views like these two can be inclined […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers Requires Understanding

At the CATO Institute, author Mark David Henderson says “a conversation between Ayn Rand and Christianity may have many outcomes, but at least one of them should be understanding one another.” The barriers that exist between adherents of each world view cannot be broken down unless we first engage, and second, understand. Misconceptions abound… I […]

Now appearing, in my study…

St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Atlas on Fifth Avenue. What a scene! I am delighted to report that a substantially larger, poster version of the thumbnail contained in this post, now appears in my den, across from my desk. It inspires me to write about the conversation that is, and should continue, taking place. The conversation, […]

How do you like my Atlas pictures?

Just put up a slideshow (below) featuring Atlas on 5th Avenue at 50th Street. The images strike me as Randian with a twist. That is, there are some with the skyscraper in the background, and others that juxtapose St. Patrick’s Cathedral towering over Atlas. I think that’s an interesting metaphor for The Soul of Atlas. […]

St. Patrick’s Cathedral over Atlas on Fifth Avenue

When I see the scene in the scene in this photograph, I see the story of The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand, Christianity, a Quest for Common Ground. The location is New York City: Fifth Avenue at 50th Street. An iron statue of Atlas is supporting the world on his shoulders in the foreground. In […]

Who else is excited about Atlas Shrugged Part III ?

There is a good discussion of Atlas Shrugged Part II on Goodreads.com. The third part is coming out in 2014. The producers of parts 1 and 2 are working on it now. There is a website (Atlas Shrugged Movie) and a forum (Galt’s Gulch Online) that you can pass along your thoughts and suggestions.I encourage […]