The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American

July 11, 2019 - Comment

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

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.

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Anonymous says:

A *real* eye opener In The Founding Myth, Andrew Seidel puts the folklore and myths about the framework for America to the test, and clearly shows that America was not formed on Christian principles. Many different historical facts about events during the formation of our Constitution and really government are examined in detail. Comparisons are made between Common Law and Christian beliefs. This book takes a bold look at the modern desire for the Founding Fathers to have used Christianity as their guide to form…

Anonymous says:

The definitive handbook for defending our American experiment in government This is a carefully researched and documented repudiation of widely-believed, often unchallenged, claims that we were founded as a Christian nation, and thus our laws should be based on so-called Judeo-Christian values.Other books before have presented the historical facts that refute such claims. And many have explained why our secular constitution, separating government from religion, is at the heart of our American experiment, with its laws made by and for all the people,…

Anonymous says:

The book America needed and deserved! Brilliant execution! First book in years I immediately started re-reading after first completion. (Will update with a more detailed review after I complete the second reading).

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