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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sean Faircloth Narrator: Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkin Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At no time in history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congress - those who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, especially for those who share the values and views of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country's two major political parties. As Sean Faircloth argues in this deeply sobering yet highly engaging book, this has led to the crumbling of the country's most cherished founding principle - the wall of separation between church and state.

While much of the public debate in the United States over church-state issues has focused on the construction of nativity scenes in town squares and the addition of under God to the Pledge, Faircloth, a former politician and current executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, moves beyond the symbolism to explore the many ways federal and state legal codes privilege religion in law. He demonstrates in vivid detail how religious bias in law harms all Americans-financially, militarily, physically, socially, and educationally - and directs special attention to the outlandish words, views, and policy proposals of the most theocratic politicians, a group he labels the Fundamentalist Fifty. Sounding a much-needed alarm for all who care about the future direction of the country, Faircloth concludes by offering an inspiring ten-point vision of an America returned to its secular roots and by providing a specific and sensible plan for realizing this vision. Both his vision and his plan remember and remind that the United States is, above all else, one nation under the Constitution.

Sean Faircloth is the director of policy and strategy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (US). He served for a decade in the Maine State Legislature, where he successfully spearheaded over thirty pieces of legislation. He was elected majority whip ... Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Emanuele Gemelli | 2/20/2014

    " I'm not that convinced this book could advocate more "border" average people to the moral cause of secularism. Maybe the tone and the prose is too "american" for me. However, the author give too much emphasy to the perfect american constitution, which i believe should not be considered "holy" as any other piece of paper written by human people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tyson Marshall | 2/14/2014

    " Sean writes more like a really nice Sam Harris that wants to be everyone's pal, instead of brutal and blunt like a Dawkins or Hitchins. It was pretty good, but I prefer 'atheist' writers that roll up their sleeves more when talking about religious fundamentalists. I like shock. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Samuel knowles | 2/12/2014

    " Attack of the Theocrats is a fine book for those involved in the secular movement and definetly should read it. Despite that, I will also say that wile Sean has his moments of wits and good humor in this book, it is quite technical overall, so expect it to more informal in nature. From multimillion dollar christian televangelists to scheming fundamentalists politicians, and even Bible-thumping,meth-blowing and yes secretly gay megaministers--Sean tells all in this book. Regardless of how corrupt many of the members of the Christian hierarchy are, Sean in the end provides an excellent alternative to putting an end to religious fundamentalism in America.Anyone that wants a start promoting secularism and wishes to out religious fundamentalism should start with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tony Canas | 2/10/2014

    " A must read. It shows clearly how the Republicans have been hijacked by the religious and they have systematically eroded our freedoms. It also digs into the history of our founding fathers and how they never intended any religion to be pushed via legislation. Most importantly it shows why Secular Americans must join the fight and help save the country from general stupidity. I'd say this is the most important book I've read this year and everyone should read it. "

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