Saturday, January 17, 2009

Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism

Hello everyone! I just wanted to stop in and share a recent C-Span video that I saw (yes, I know that admitting to watching C-Span shows that I have little to no life, but oh well). In this video, Michelle Goldberg, discusses her book, Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism (You can read an interesting review of the book by clicking here). Goldberg is a former contributing writer at Salon.com and blogs at The Huffington Post. In this video, Goldberg discusses her book at the All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis.

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Here is a link
to the other 4 parts of this discussion.

7 comments:

SO Katie said...

This was fairly disturbing, yet important for people to know about.

Pinky said...

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We need a lot more of this kind of coverage regarding the underlying Truth of our times.
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I have often questioned why we continue to show respect by continuing to honor the growing myth that our nation was founded to be a Christian Nation.
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Tom Van Dyke said...

The Christians are coming! The Christians are coming!

Fortunately, the review Lindsey helpfully links to puts Goldberg's sloppy conflations of people like RJ Rushdoony with Bill Bennett into a saner context.

SO Katie said...

After watching the entire piece on YouTube, I wrote about it over here http://www.sokatie.com/2009/01/kingdom-coming-rise-of-christian.html if anyone is interested.

bpabbott said...

Tom: "The Christians are coming! The Christians are coming!"

Tom, the issue is not with Christianity but with those who wish elevate religious ideology to the point that reason cannot be applied to determine what is just and proper.

Is there any harm protecting our indivual liberties from those who may persecute others in the name of some religious ideology?

Our Founding Truth said...

Tom, the issue is not with Christianity but with those who wish elevate religious ideology to the point that reason cannot be applied to determine what is just and proper.>

Dude, you haven't learned a thing on this blog. If you aren't interested in the Christianity of the Founding Fathers, and how they believed, go somewhere else. You continue not to learn from this blog, proven by the above words you always seem to write.

Reason is the first of two revelation's of Yahweh to man. I would bet you don't have a clue what the second one is; although most everyone on this blog has mentioned it many times.

As a matter of fact, don't respond, and tell us, just go to another blog.

Apart from a lack of any humility you possess to admit you're ever wrong, you post fraudulent quotes ascribed to the founding fathers, showing you have no credibility.

bpabbott said...

OFT: "Dude, you haven't learned a thing on this blog. If you aren't interested in the Christianity of the Founding Fathers, and how they believed, go somewhere else."

Please, do try to pay attention. My comment was with regards to the videos of this post.

Regarding this blog it is not about "the Christianity of the Founding Fathers". It is here "[...] to promote discussion, debate and insight into the religious history of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed."

OFT: "Reason is the first of two revelation's of Yahweh to man. [blah blah blah]"

In my opinion, only "reason" can reveal. If a claim does not meet the burden of reason than nothing is revealed.

OFT: "As a matter of fact, don't respond, and tell us, just go to another blog."

"us" ? ? ? who do you think you are. You don't speak for the good people whose contribute to this blog.

OFT: "Apart from a lack of any humility you possess to admit you're ever wrong, you post fraudulent quotes ascribed to the founding fathers, showing you have no credibility."

False assertions only substantiate my opinion that you are a liar. I've offered no fraudulent quotes.

If you didn't get it, I'm calling you out. Show "us" were I have?