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Ann Coulter's New Book
Godless: The Church of Liberalism
"If a martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation's official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law."
Many Americans are outraged by liberal hostility to traditional religion. But as Ann Coulter reveals in this, her most explosive book yet, to focus solely on the Left's attacks on our Judeo-Christian tradition is to miss a larger point: liberalism is a religiona godless one.
And it is now entrenched as the state religion of this county.
Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).
Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
For liberals, evolution is the touchstone that separates the enlightened from the benighted. But Coulter neatly reverses the pretense that liberals are rationalists guided by the ideals of free inquiry and the scientific method. She exposes the essential truth about Darwinian evolution that liberals refuse to confront: it is bogus science.
Writing with a keen appreciation for genuine science, Coulter reveals that the so-called gaps in the theory of evolution are all there isDarwinism is nothing but a gap. After 150 years of dedicated searching into the fossil record, evolution's proponents have failed utterly to substantiate its claims. And a long line of supposed evidence, from the infamous Piltdown Man to the "evolving" peppered moths of England, has been exposed as hoaxes. Still, liberals treat those who question evolution as religious heretics and prohibit students from hearing about real science when it contradicts Darwinism. And these are the people who say they want to keep faith out of the classroom?
Liberals' absolute devotion to Darwinism, Coulter shows, has nothing to do with evolution's scientific validity and everything to do with its refusal to admit the possibility of God as a guiding force. They will brook no challenges to the official religion.
Fearlessly confronting the high priests of the Church of Liberalism and ringing with Coulter's razor-sharp wit, Godless is the most important and riveting book yet from one of today's most lively and impassioned conservative voices.
"Liberals love to boast that they are not 'religious,' which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.'" From Godless
Chapter 1: On the Seventh Day, God Rested and Liberals Schemed
Liberals love to boast that they are not religious, which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as religion.
Under the guise of not favoring religion, liberals favor one cosmology over another and demand total indoctrination into theirs. The state religion of liberalism demands obeisance (to the National Organization for Women), tithing (to teachers unions), reverence (for abortion), and formulaic imprecations (Bush lied, kids died! Keep your laws off my body! Arms for hostages!). Everyone is taxed to support indoctrination into the state religion through the public schools, where innocent children are taught a specific belief system, rather than, say, math.
Liberal doctrines are less scientifically provable than the story of Noahs ark, but their belief system is taught as fact in government schools, while the Biblical belief system is banned from government schools by law. As a matter of faith, liberals believe: Darwinism is a fact, people are born gay, child-molesters can be rehabilitated, recycling is a virtue, and chastity is not. If people are born gay, why hasnt Darwinism weeded out people who dont reproduce? (For that, we need a theory of survival of the most fabulous.) And if gays cant change, why do liberals think child-molesters can? Pedophilia is a sexual preference. If theyre born that way, instead of rehabilitation, how about keeping them locked up? Why must children be taught that recycling is the only answer? Why arent we teaching children safe littering?
We arent allowed to ask. Believers in the liberal faith might turn violentmuch like the practitioners of Islam, the Religion of Peace, who ransacked Danish embassies worldwide because a Danish newspaper published cartoons of Mohammed. This is something else that cant be taught in government schools: Muslims predilection for violence. On the first anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the National Education Associations instruction materials exhorted teachers, Do not suggest that any group is responsible for the attack of 9/11.
If a Martian landed in America and set out to determine the nations official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law. And not just in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where its actually on the books, but throughout the land. This is a country in which taxpayers are forced to subsidize artistic exhibits of aborted fetuses, crucifixes in urine, and gay pornography. Meanwhile, its unconstitutional to display a Nativity scene at Christmas or the Ten Commandments on government property if the purpose is to promote monotheistic religion.
Nearly half the members of the Supreme Courtthe ones generally known as liberalsare itching to ban the references to God on our coins and in the Pledge of Allegiance. They resisted in 2004 on procedural grounds only because it was an election year. The absence of a divinity makes liberals belief system no less religious. Liberals define religion as only those belief systems that subscribe to the notion of a divine being in order to dismiss other religions as mere religion and theirs as something greater. Shintoism and Buddhism have no Creator God either, and they are considered religions. Curiously, those are two of the most popular religions among leftistsat least until 9/11, when Islam became all the rage.
Liberalism is a comprehensive belief system denying the Christian belief in mans immortal soul. Their religion holds that there is nothing sacred about human consciousness. Its just an accident no more significant than our possession of opposable thumbs. They deny what we know about ourselves: that we are moral beings in Gods image. Without this fundamental understanding of mans place in the world, we risk being lured into misguided pursuits, including bestiality, slavery, and PETA membership. Liberals swoon in pagan admiration of Mother Earth, mystified and overawed by her power. They deny the Biblical idea of dominion and progress, the most ringing affirmation of which is the United States of America. Although they are Druids, liberals masquerade as rationalists, adopting a sneering tone of scientific sophistication, which is a little like being condescended to by a tarot card reader.
Liberals hate science and react badly to it. They will literally run from the room, lightheaded and nauseated, when told of data that might suggest that the sexes have different abilities in math and science. They repudiate science when it contradicts their pagan beliefsthat the AIDS virus doesnt discriminate, that there is no such thing as IQ, that nuclear power is dangerous and scary, or that breast implants cause disease. Liberals use the word science exactly as they use the word constitutional.
Both words are nothing more or less than a general statement of liberal approval, having nothing to do with either science or the Constitution. (Thus, for example, the following sentence makes sense to liberals: President Clinton saved the Constitution by repeatedly ejaculating on a fat Jewish girl in the Oval Office.) The core of the Judeo-Christian tradition says that we are utterly and distinctly apart from other species. We have dominion over the plants and the animals on Earth. God gave it to us, its oursas stated succinctly in the book of Genesis. Liberals would sooner trust the stewardship of the Earth to Shetland ponies and dung beetles. All their pseudoscience supports an alternative religion that says we are an insignificant part of nature.
Environmentalists want mass infanticide, zero population growth, reduced standards of living, and vegetarianism. The core of environmentalism is that they hate mankind. Everything liberals believe is in elegant opposition to basic Biblical precepts.
- Our religion says that human progress proceeds from the spark of divinity in the human soul; their religion holds that human progress is achieved through sex and death.
- We believe in invention and creation; they catalogue with stupefaction the current state of our diminishing resources and tell us to stop consuming.
- We say humans stand apart from the world and our charge is Planet Earth; they say we are part of the world, and our hubristic use of nature is sinful.
- We say humans are in Gods image; they say we are no different morally from the apes.
- We believe in populating the Earth until theres standing room only and then colonizing Mars; they believe humans are in the twilight of their existence.
Our book is Genesis. Their book is Rachel Carsons Silent Spring, the original environmental hoax. Carson brainwashed an entire generation into imagining a world without birds, killed by DDT. Because of liberals druidical religious beliefs, they wont allow us to save Africans dying in droves of malaria with DDT because DDT might hurt the birds. A few years after oil drilling began in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, a saboteur set off an explosion blowing a hole in the pipeline and releasing an estimated 550,000 gallons of oil. It was one of the most devastating environmental disasters in recent history. Six weeks later, all the birds were back. Birds are like ratsyou couldnt get rid of them if you tried.
The various weeds and vermin liberals are always trying to save are no more distinguishable than individual styles of rap music. The massive Dickey-Lincoln Dam, a $227 million hydroelectric project proposed on upper St. John River in Maine, was halted by the discovery of the Furbish lousewort, a plant previously believed to be extinct. Liberals didnt even know this plant still existed, but suddenly they were seized with affection for it. They had been missing it all that time! (Granted, the rediscovery of the Furbish lousewort has improved the lives of every man, woman, and child in America in ways too numerous to count, but even so . . . ) Liberals are more upset when a tree is chopped down than when a child is aborted. Even if one rates an unborn child less than a full-blown person, doesnt the unborn child rate slightly higher than vegetation? Liberals are constantly warning us that man is overloading the environment to the detriment of the plants. Howard Dean left the Episcopal Churchwhich is barely even a churchbecause his church, in Montpelier, Vermont, would not cede land for a bike path. Environmentally friendly exercise was more important than tending to the human soul.
Thats all you need to know about the Democrats.
Blessed be the peacemakers who create a diverse, nonsexist working environment in paperless offices. Suspiciously, the Democrats idea of an energy policy never involves the creation of new energy. They want solar power, wind power, barley power. How about creating a new source of energy? Nuclear reactors do that with no risk of funding Arab terrorists ormore repellent to liberalsBig Oil Companies. But in a spasm of left-wing insanity in the seventies, nuclear power was curtailed in this country.
Japan has nuclear power, France has nuclear poweralmost all modern countries have nuclear power. But we had Jane Fonda in the movie The China Syndrome. Liberals are very picky about their admiration for Western Europe.
Now it turns out even Chernobyl wasnt as bad as people thought. In a feat of Soviet engineering, the Chernobyl nucle...
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Jesusless: The Church of Conservatism'
From Sightings, Martin Marty Center
the Divinity School, University of Chicago, PDF
Robert S. McElvaine
In Godless, her latest and most ill-tempered book-length
rant, Ann Coulter asserts that liberalism is a "godless"
religion. In fact, however, the most fundamental problem
in Christianity in America and the world today is that the
"fundamentalist" religion that most loudly proclaims itself
to be "Christian" is Jesusless.
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Generalities depicted as facts wrapped in witticisms, June 10, 2006
Reviewer: calvinnme "Texan refugee" (Fredericksburg, Va) - See all my reviews
Witty exaggeration can indeed be both humorous and entertaining, and I think this is why Ann Coulter's books sell so well. Her black-and-white view of the world which she articulates so well in this book with her razor-sharp wit is reassuring to those who already have such views, and is a guilty fascination to so many others - like a bad car accident from which you cannot look away.
However, what will drive the discerning reader of this book insane is not the author's opinions, which she has every right to hold and express, but how she plays fast and loose with the truth to indict an entire group of people - liberals - as godless silly people with a singular creed. For example the author states "Everything liberals believe is in elegant opposition to basic Biblical precepts." What precepts would those be? Perhaps "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" (Mark 12:13-17; the same passage appears, slightly modified, in Matthew 22:15-22 and Luke 20:20-26)? Or maybe "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction." from the book of James?
Another passage in this book that mystifies me is "If a Martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation's official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law. And not just in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it's actually on the books, but throughout the land." If the outlawing of Christianity is on the books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, why is it, with just a cursory web search, that I can find a listing of 50 churches in the town of Cambridge? Law enforcement must indeed be lax in that jurisdiction if the author's facts are correct. These churches include those of Baptists, Catholics, Mennonites, Nazarenes and Episcopalians. Perhaps Ann does not consider these "real" Christian churches? She does, at least, openly indict Episcopalians as not really counting among the redeemed when she states "Howard Dean left the Episcopal Church--which is barely even a church", so maybe these other Christian groups are not "real churches" by her standard either.
I won't argue the fact that there are some real navel-gazers counted among those that wear the liberal label. However, liberals are far from the monolithic group that Ms. Coulter describes. If they were, you would not have such a diverse group as Russ Feingold and Joe Liebermann and their respective supporters sharing the Democratic party and often in real disagreement about its future direction. In summary, I had an easy time debunking many of the author's "facts" with only a casual effort. Before she puts pen to paper next time, maybe she should think about one particular passage that should be very familiar to anyone who embraces her Bible as Ms. Coulter purports to embrace hers: "Do not testify as a false witness against your neighbor" (Exodus 20:16).
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