This Week: Approaching the New Atheism

This week, Mark Henderson will be addressing the Radiate 2010 Conference in two seminars on Wednesday, December 29th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. His first talk is entitled “The New Atheism.” What is the new atheism and how does it differ from the atheism of past decades? What are its unique characteristics, and how may this generation […]

Rand Excerpt: On Christianity

I found this on the Objectivism Reference Center. The following excerpt is from a letter to Sylvia Austin dated July 9, 1946, in Letters of Ayn Rand, p. 287: There is a great, basic contradiction in the teachings of Jesus. Jesus was one of the first great teachers to proclaim the basic principle of individualism […]

Confessions of a Former Tyrant

From A Slice of Infinity, I had to excerpt this article. Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) is a positive influence on the world, showing that Christians exercise reason and logic. The work of RZIM exemplifies intellectual rigor. Stuart McAllister does a great job entering the life of the Apostle Paul “into evidence.” Fifty percent of […]

Idolatry

It wasn’t until I began to search my heart with the Biblical category of idolatry that I made the horrendous discovery that all my supposed sacrifices were just a series of selfish actions. I was using people in order to forge my own self-appreciation. I was looking to my sacrificial ministry to give me the […]

An article in the New York Times this morning reports the mood of frustration with the Obama administration. The Times described the disappointment emanating from the crowd: “it sounded like a therapy session for disillusioned Obama supporters.” Excerpt: “I’m exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for,” […]

Response to "Ayn Rand: Goddess of the Great Recession"

The article I just read was not complementary to Ayn Rand. It was a slam, not necessarily inflammatory, but Gary Moore did misunderstand Ayn Rand. Furthermore, he placed too much emphasis on the person, and not enough into understanding the merits of Objectivism as a philosophical framework. What can I do to remedy that situation? […]