What is wrong with the world? [2 of 2]

“What’s wrong with the world?” is one of the four questions that allows a person to become a bit more familiar with the shape of any world view. The Soul of Atlas juxtaposes two seemingly disparate world views: Ayn  Rand‘s philosophy and Christianity. The first part of this two-part post answered the question “What’s wrong with the […]

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 […]

Mark Talks with Dennis Miller on Dennis Miller Radio

Dennis Miller interviews Mark David Henderson on The Dennis Miller Radio Show. You may have seen it already, but The Dennis Miller Show this week! (Actually, it was recorded, so I have a pretty good idea what we’re “going to talk about.”) Before I went on the show, I was anticipating… And, I’m a little […]

Do Christians and Atheists View Reason differently? [Part 3 of 3]

Ayn Rand champions a life of the mind. Objectivism claims Reason as its talisman and rational self-interest as its creed. In a different way, Christians also appeal to Reason. However, Reason itself dictates that the exclusive claims of each world view cannot both be true. John rejects Faith as arbitrary whim, while Dad embraces a […]

Do Christians and Atheists View Reason differently? [Part 2 of 3]

In the first part–Do Christians and Atheists view Reason differently?–I introduced the question and tackled the perspective of one particular atheist, my stepfather, John. He would not only call himself an atheist, but more particularly a follower of Ayn Rand, who said, “I want to be known as the greatest champion of reason and the […]

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 […]

Atlas Shrugged the film has over-performed in Atlanta, New York, Nashville!

I couldn’t resist this article from the Washington Times. A refreshing take, in the midst of some rather strong sentiments against Atlas Shrugged, Part 1. CHICAGO, April 29, 2011 — By current Hollywood standards, it is a movie that should never have been made. Imagine this story pitch to progressive movie execs: “we have a […]