Who else has a perspective on Christianity or Ayn Rand’s Objectivism?

You ask some interesting questions about Ayn Rand’s Objectivism and Christianity: the differences and similarities between the two world views, Christian Libertarianism, Christian Anarchism, and Rand’s politics, and my own view. I’ll do my best, in a nutshell. Ayn Rand is a committed atheist. She believes in absolutes, but not in a Giver of absolutes. […]

A new world view conversation and “Why the Bookshelf Metaphor wasn’t lost on me”

A no-holds-barred world view conversation Now is the time for Christians and Objectivists, and everyone related to those two world views, to engage in a meaningful, respectful, but no-holds-barred conversation. The metaphor on the Barnes & Noble bookshelves wasn’t lost on me. The Western world view up till now… The West is becoming more pluralistic every […]

Is the progressive perspective on Ayn Rand legitimate?

In an episode of The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, the host interviews Michael Lind. Together, they characterize Ayn Rand as engaged in fiction and out of touch with reality. At one point, Michael Lind suggests that the traditional approach of writing non-fiction and Op Ed peices are not the most effective way to propagandize. […]

Evangelicals and the GOP: Couples Counseling, but no Lawyer

Michael Tomasky wrote an article for The Daily Beast entitled, “The Coming GOP-Evangelical Divorce.” Certainly, marital bliss can seem elusive when there are signs of discord, even apparent “irreconcilable differences.” Moreover (to stay with the analogy), I will concede that someone may be sleeping on the couch, but it’s too early to call the divorce […]

The New York Times Review of Atlas Shrugged, Parts 1 and 2

The New York Times reviewed the first two (of three) Atlas Shrugged movies. Ayn Rand’s 1,300-page novel, Atlas Shrugged, was published in 1957 and is still a best-seller.  It was an abysmal review, but it was lazy. Granted, Part I and Part II of the Atlas Shrugged trilogy had not been received well, but they were certainly […]

A Catalog of Abysmal Reviews by the Hollywood Establishment

Whereas 85% of Flixter users liked–and by “liked,” I mean “loved”–only 9% of critics liked it. The critical voices that are captive to the Hollywood establishment are nearly unanimous in their denigration of the film. http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/04/29/movies/atlas-shrugged-part-i-ayn-rands-opus-review.html# Atlas Shrugged: Part I may be set only five years from now, but the world it portrays is completely […]

Lessons from Aristotle

A great article from FT.com. I think the author hits more than one chord straight on. Martin Sandbu is the lead writer for FT’s economics. His book Just Business: Arguments in Business Ethics has just been published by Prentice Hall. I am delighted to say that I think he nails it! Excellent advice for bankers and business leaders […]

The Time Has Indeed Come!

Governors of 35 states have already filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.  For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire […]

A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.” So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.  Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?” So they created […]