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  • Holy Smoke

  • How Christianity Smothered the American Dream
  • By: Rick Snedeker
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins

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Holy Smoke

By: Rick Snedeker
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The Dismantling of Church and State in America

Since the first English Christian fundamentalists arrived in the 1600s on the shores of what would become the United States, Christianity has become increasingly embedded in the nation's social and cultural fabric. This is completely contrary to the Founding Fathers' original vision of America; it was designed by them to be a secular democratic republic built on evidence-based Enlightenment values, emphatically not religious faith. 

Indeed, the Founders purposefully intended that a high, strong "wall of separation" keep church and state apart in the new nation, while allowing individual religious freedom untrammeled by government—and vice versa. But Christians with theocratic dreams keep trying to breach the wall. Through their efforts, God is now in evidence everywhere in the country—on our money, in our schools, even in high-level-government officials' speeches. 

Freedom of—and from—religion is the American promise to all its people whatever their belief—or disbelief. This is how the Founding Fathers wanted it to be, not the undemocratic theocracy zealous evangelicals are trying to force on American society.

©2020 Rick Snedeker (P)2022 Tantor
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