Christian America Is an Invention

Another thing that came out of the 1950s

Another thing that came out of the 1950s

Here’s a little reminder from One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse. Kruse has a lot to say in his book but the bottom line, as this excerpt presents, is that the United States was not founded on Christian values and the religious movement was created by commercialism and business during the 1950s. We should credit the United States Chamber of Commerce more for the inclusion of any mention of God in our rituals or on our currency than any mythological adherence to ancient rituals and fictional writings.

Bottom Line: the fundamental tenants of right-wing fundamentalists are fictions … lies, even.

You can read a longer excerpt at Salon.

Christian America is an invention: Big business, right-wing politics and the religious lie that still divides us

The idea of “one nation under God” is a modern one — and does not date back to the Founding Fathers

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The American Taliban

Warning: the American Taliban is on the move. Tamara Scott, a Republican National Committeewoman just made the case in Iowa for teaching Christianity in public schools during an address to the Republican Presidential Forum:

From Right Wing Watch.

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American Exceptionalism On Display

I have always blamed the precipitous decline of the American Dream on Ronald Reagan and the Latter Day Neocons. But I just watched a promotional video and suddenly realize the problem isn’t the Neocons, it’s the demise of Sizzler.

Those are some tasty American values and I especially approve of the realistic smiling citizens who know where happiness can be found.