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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ed Buckner; Michael E Buckner
|Description:||281 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Why secularism? The basic logical and philosophical argument --
Atheists are not un-American : atheists are, despite congressman Rabaut, American through and through --
Religion and politics now : the political state of the arguments over secularism in the context of a presidential election --
Why Newt Gingrich's abuse of language matters to the defense of secularism --
History is not on the side of angels : the general history that supports secularism and separation of church and state --
The unchristian roots of the Fourth of July --
The unchristian nature of the US Constitution --
From the shores of Tripoli : why a 1796-1797 US treaty matters --
Ten Commandments : religious manifesto or political gimmick? --
Tolerance, toleration, and liberty : the historical context --
Secular schooling : public-school policies and curriculum questions affecting religious liberty --
Holy days and holidays in a secular society : who could be against a day off, anyway? --
He who is not with me is against me : contrary to the reported words of Jesus, secularism is not anti-Christian --
The naked public square? Clearing up confusion, even among secularists, about the difference between "public" and "civic" --
The big lie : morality and conscience in a secular society --
God's law : Sharia and the Ten Commandments versus the Constitution --
Blasphemy and heresy : where free speech and freedom of religion must meet --
What in the name of God? Why "god" doesn't belong in America's motto or in any official pledges of allegiance --
Questions : frequent questions or claims by Christian-nation proponents with specific answers to the claims --
Conclusion : the United States is and should remain a free country and not a Christian nation.
|Responsibility:||by Edward M. Buckner and Michael E. Buckner.|
"Edward and Michael Buckner know what they are talking about, and they bring the full force and depth of that knowledge to this extraordinary book. At turns passionate and reflective, serious and
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In Freedom We Trust--Author rates own book
My son and I are the authors of this book, so of course what I say should be taken with a large grain of salt, as quite likely to be biased. We are most interested in what others have to say about the book we've written.
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