Thursday, July 8, 2010

Losing Our Religion

Interesting link to a new book coming out, titled: "Losing Our Religion." I read through this free chapter and am getting on Amazon to order a copy for myself. Seems like a fresh perspective and commentary on America's slow distancing from its traditionally Christian roots. It also looks like a social commentary on how Obama and the media are BFF (Best Friends Forever) and that is the reason why religion is dwindling from our country. Hmm. Anxious to read it and form more of an opinion on it.

Read an excerpt of the book here.


  1. Loved the idea of a book about America losing its long-cherished religious roots. But must say, if this excerpt is anything like the real book, I would call it religious intolerance at its worst.

    Look at what she says, and then what Obama really said in his inauguration address:

    "And on the very day he was sworn in, Obama delivered another slight to religious America when he became the first president in the history of the United States to mention atheists, calling America a nation of, among other things, nonbelievers. He would, over the course of his first year, go on to regularly put nonbelievers on the same plane as the religious faithful. " -S.E. Cupp

    Obama said:

    "We know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers. We are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth." -Pres. Obama

    Are we so religiously intolerant that the mere mention of non-believers sends us into fits of discomfort? She slights Obama pretty bad for mentioning atheists in his inauguration address, but doesn't mention that he refers to his belief in God multiple times.

    I don't mean to sound rude! It just seems like a lot of bias here on the author's part and not a lot of understanding. Seems a bit naive and in search of a scapegoat. Don't like that much.

  2. Awesome thoughts Ryan- Thank you! I read the excerpt of this book and was really only seeing the perspective in my head, that S.E. Cupp is trying to bring the perspective back that God is in our country. I think also that this is just one example - sure, Obama mentions Christians and nonbelievers, but this instance isn't the only one at which she's looking. Overall, our country is slowly falling away from our Christian roots - you can't disagree with that. I am fine if someone is an Atheist - I don't agree with them, but I respect their choice. However, I strongly believe that God has blessed America greatly. Our country is in His hands. But we are slowly weeding His hands out of the country. Personally, I don't like that.


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