Progressives Book Club

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Meets the 2nd Monday of each month to discuss books that explore issues like racism, progressive politics, environmental activism, and equal rights for all.


Book Cover, The Founding Myth by Andrew SeidelMonday, June 8th at 7:00pm

 

The Founding Myth by Andrew Seidel

 

Do “In God We Trust,” the Declaration of Independence, and other historical “evidence” prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? A constitutional attorney dives into the debate about religion’s role in America’s founding.

 
In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? The Founding Myth answers the question once and for all. Andrew L. Seidel, a constitutional attorney at the Freedom from Religion Foundation, builds his case point by point, comparing the Ten Commandments to the Constitution and contrasting biblical doctrine with America’s founding philosophy, showing that the Bible contradicts the Declaration of Independence’s central tenets. Thoroughly researched, this persuasively argued and fascinating book proves that America was not built on the Bible and that Christian nationalism is, in fact, un-American.

 

Progressives Book Club 2020 Book List
April- On Fire by Naomi Klein
May- Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope by Nicholas Kristof
June- The Founding Myth by Andrew Seidel
July- A Citizens Guide to Beating Donald Trump by David Pflouffe
August- The Hidden History of the War on Voting by Thom Hartmann


 

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The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American Cover Image
By Andrew L. Seidel, Susan Jacoby (Foreword by), Dan Barker (Preface by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454933274
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling - May 14th, 2019