Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence

Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence

by Alan Dershowitz

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Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking the Declaration of Independence 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
reannon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dershowitz wrote this short, easy-to-read book to counter the hijacking of the Declaration by the Religious Righ who are arguing that (2) the Declaration has the same force of law as the Contitution (which he disposes of by the simple statement that no court has ever found that to be the case), and (b) that the Declaration's mentions of Nature's God, the Creator, and Divine Providence show that this country was founded as a Christian nation. Dershowitz goes through many of Jefferson's writings to show that Jefferson was a Deist, not a Christian, disagreed with so many tenets of Christianity, and most assuredly did intend to create religous freedom. He was, in fact, most proud in his life of the Declaration, but 2nd proudest of the Virginia Axt for Establishing Religious Freedom which he also wrote..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Regardless of your religious beliefs, faith, or no faith, the government is for all with equal rights. Our founding fathers knew that Religion and Rules of Law did not work as one. (King/Head of Church) This book tells how these men look at developing a government that let those that wish to speak can and those that don't still will be allowed their silence. And, though some can be loud and use God to explain their actions, us that wish to keep Him inside are not treated with less. No organizated religion is more powerful than another in our government. No one faith is right and the others wrong. Anymore than those that do not believe in a superior God. The government was for all the people and equal to all. Church or no church, faith or no faith. That's what made it GREAT!