Book Recommendation: Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby

If you’re like me, you can’t stand when people wrongfully claim “This country was founded on Christian principles,” or worse yet, “This is a Christian nation!” It’s like nails on a chalkboard when Christian fundamentalists use this excuse to rape non-christians of their civil liberties. If you’re looking for historical proof that it’s NOT true that America was founded on Christian beliefs, please check out Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby.
Freethinkers
Jacoby has done extensive historical research on the statements made by our forefathers and very clearly demonstrates the REAL history of religion in this nation.

Publisher’s Weekly Says:

In lucid and witty prose, Jacoby has uncovered the hidden history of secular America, and awarded it a large share of credit in every movement for social and political reform. It’s nice to read again of the friendship between Walt Whitman and Robert Ingersoll, the greatest anti-religious lecturer of his day. It’s sobering to be reminded of how many states practiced overt sectarian discrimination, against Jews, Catholics and Quakers, even after the Founding Fathers had made plain their abhorrence of all such practices. And, of course, it is salutary to be reminded of how much plain villainy and stupidity has been promulgated from the platforms of the godly, many of whom would still like to retard the elementary teaching of science.

Find the book at: http://www.amazon.com/Freethinkers-American-Secularism-Susan-Jacoby/dp/0805077766/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-9746949-6517666?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1172845653&sr=8-1

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5 Responses to Book Recommendation: Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby

  1. Greg Jerome says:

    That sounds great, I’ve been looking for a book like that. I find the overlap of politics and religion both interesting and very scary. I don’t yet have the courage to write about it, I need more information first.

  2. vjack says:

    I agree. That was a great book.

  3. proudfootz says:

    I enjoyed the book. I have been checking out a lot of books on the true history of the United States because I am concerned about the people who are trying to rewrite history.

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