Culture Wars: The Threat to Your Family and Your Freedom [NOOK Book]

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Boldly stated and passionately supported, this argument against religious influence on the American government and legal system analyzes the impact that religion has on culture in the United States. The book makes the claim that many laws based on religious beliefs, specifically theology promoted in the Middle Ages, are misattributed as long-standing social values and that changing the theology itself threatens the religious institution supporting it—igniting a cultural war engulfed in fear and resulting in ...

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Culture Wars: The Threat to Your Family and Your Freedom

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Overview

Boldly stated and passionately supported, this argument against religious influence on the American government and legal system analyzes the impact that religion has on culture in the United States. The book makes the claim that many laws based on religious beliefs, specifically theology promoted in the Middle Ages, are misattributed as long-standing social values and that changing the theology itself threatens the religious institution supporting it—igniting a cultural war engulfed in fear and resulting in political dysfunction. It reveals that from sexuality to family planning and the tax system, religious doctrines permeate and direct American life without accounting for the differing views of individuals, and in response, the author provides strategies for overcoming the imposition of external religious views and demonstrates the value in standing up for a secular nation where morality is not tied to one particular religious group.

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“I read this book and was amazed and entranced. Ms. Castle has made me think hard about [these] topics. . . . While some may not wholly agree with her positions or conclusions, it is impossible not to admire her breadth of knowledge, her passion and compassion, and her clear-headed, strong convictions.”  —Arvonne Fraser, civic leader and former U.S. ambassador, UN Commission on the Status of Women
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937276492
  • Publisher: See Sharp Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,236,025
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Marie Alena Castle is a political activist and the communications director for Atheists for Human Rights, and she has held leadership positions in both local and national atheist organizations. Her writing has appeared in American Atheist journal, the Moral Atheist newsletter, and Secular Nation magazine. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2015

    I found this to be a book to be exceptionally relevant to everyt

    I found this to be a book to be exceptionally relevant to everything going on in the U.S. political culture. Best of all this is the kind of book that
    makes you think and then check the facts for yourself. This book focuses on how our secular constitution is being violated. The author
    encourages people to actually read the bible. Go to the bible and check the relevant passages. We need a reality check against the dogma of religion, and that goes for any of the Abrahamic faiths.
    Most people are truly bible-illiterate. One example of the non-sense that people never question is in the highly regarded Ten Commandments. She talks about the prohibition of adultery was related to men owning and controlling women. Men could have several wives and concubines. Yet both left and right politicians lay out the red carpet for this offensive material. They want the Ten Commandments in the public square.The best cure for this disconnect is to thoroughly read the bible and not just the polished up versions. Get a King James version of the bible, buy Culture Wars and cross check. This is a great book for non-religious and religious alike.   

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