Attack of the Theocrats!

Attack of the Theocrats!

How the Religious Right Harms Us All-- and What We Can Do About It

eBook - 2012
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At no time in history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congress-those who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, especially for those who share the values and views of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country's two major political parties. As Sean Faircloth argues in this deeply sobering yet highly engaging book, this has led to the crumbling of the country's most cherished founding principle-the wall of separation between church and state. While much of the public debate in the United States over church-state issues has focused on the construction of nativity scenes in town squares and the addition of "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance, former politician and lobbyist Faircloth moves beyond the symbolism to explore the many ways federal and state legal codes privilege religion in law. He demonstrates in vivid detail how religious bias in law harms all Americans-financially, militarily, physically, socially, and educationally-and directs special attention to the outlandish words, views, and policy proposals of the most theocratic politicians. Sounding a much-needed alarm for all who care about the future direction of the country, Faircloth concludes by offering an inspiring 10-point vision of an America returned to its secular roots and by providing a specific and sensible plan for realizing this vision.
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : Pitchstone Pub., c2012.
ISBN: 9780984493258
0984493255
9780984493265
0984493263
Characteristics: 1 online resource (168 p.)
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naturalist
Dec 13, 2015

"The Rise of Christian Fascism and Its Threat to American Democracy -- We must attend to growing social and economic inequities in order to stop the most dangerous mass movement in American history -- or face a future of fascism under the guise of Christian values."
by Chris Hedges, at Truthdig, AlterNet February 7, 2007
http://www.alternet.org/story/47679/the_rise_of_christian_fascism_and_its_threat_to_american_democracy

LRS1969 Feb 26, 2015

Along the vein of the 2006 publication "The Theocons", only if anything even more demonstrative of America's continuing to slide ever more closely to a combined ultra right-wing Fascists theocracy / plutocracy oriented dictatorship.

A must read to see the clearly intentional phases of this process unfolding.

I would strongly suggest a number of well researched (in one case extremely so) books that demonstrate how far this strategy veers away from the intents of our Founding Fathers (and literally the beliefs of several).

A number of 5- star reviews were spot on.

These are books that are especially good in dealing with the input of the core Founding Fathers (and the backgrounds that influenced them).

An exceptional book in that regards would be "Nature's God" by Matthew Stewart (be forewarned, it is a book that needs strong focus to wade through and get its fullest measure). This +400 page book has (additionally) over 90 pages of reference notes.

Equally good books (that are somewhat easier reads) include "The Faith of Our Founding Fathers" by David Holmes, "Revolutionary Spirits" by Gary Kowalski (also especially good), "Moral Minority" by Brooke Allen and from the then recognized best-selling publicist of the Revolution whose works impacted very significantly on the sway of the Colonies towards Independence and in staying the course, "Thomas Paine Complete Works" by Daryl Marks (or any of his direct writings such as "Common Sense").

Remember:

John 8:32

As Theocratic politicians and avid active fundamentalist supporters would likewise do well to recall (as many of their activities put them in heretical violation of their own Holy Scripture of the inerrant Word of God):

Romans 13:1-2

Romans 13:6

1 Peter 2:13-14

Matthew 22:20-22

For ignorance in this Age of Information is so offensive as to be an abomination!

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OJiiChan
Nov 26, 2012

Great insights into the danger of religion controlling many aspects of political life in the US.

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