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Readers who are aligned with the Christian far right will find kindred spirits in authors Tim LaHaye (coauthor of the "Left Behind" series) and David Noebel (Understanding the Times). The duo has assembled a fear-producing manifesto attacking just about every known minority group and liberal social cause. In the opening chapter, (ominously titled "It Could Happen..."), the authors offer an exaggerated vision of what the world could look like in 10 years if we still forbid Christianity to be taught in U.S. public schools, or if Americans continue to offer gays and lesbians equal rights, or dozens of other similar horrors.
What is the root of this evil future scenario? "Secular Humanism," according to the authors. "Unfortunately, the mainline churches ... have eaten, swallowed and disgusted tons of humanistic dogma: evolution, socialism, Marxism, higher criticism of the Bible, moral relativism, amoral sex education, nontraditional families, liberation theology, process theology, gay theology, feminist theology, black theology, world government, and global citizenship to name a few." Some readers will be thrilled by this call to trek what the authors feel is the moral high ground, especially those who base their religious values upon intolerance of racial equity, homosexual love, and women's right to choose (even if that choice makes her a single parent in a "nontraditional family"). Others will most likely find this a disturbing and offensive contribution to the American landscape. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thanks to sturdy coauthors such as Jerry Jenkins, his collaborator for the Left Behind series of apocalyptic romances, and Noebel, LaHaye, long a premier avatar of the Christian Right, has become probably the number one best-selling Evangelical Christian writer. This book re-sounds his 1980 call to arms Battle for the Mind , which helped popularize the term secular humanism and its definition as a faith hostile to Christianity and Judaism, and whose main tenets are atheism, evolution, amorality, human autonomy, and global socialism. LaHaye and Noebel eagerly argue, from mostly post-1980 sources that are, however, seldom primary, that it has only grown stronger since 1980. Indeed, things are so bad for Christians that, they posit in a fictional prologue, jackbooted humanists may be tossing believers in the loony bin by 2010. How to avoid that fate? Well, it is high time Christians got involved in politics, of course, by voting regularly, supporting promorality candidates, working on campaigns and political-party grunt work, and even running for office. Besides grassroots politicking, believers should labor to change the liberal-left culture of schools and colleges, the news media, Hollywood, and the rest of the usual culprits. If this seems unexciting, familiar advice, the trumpets of alarm that herald it are most excited. The troops will rally, though on both sides. Plus ca change . . . Ray Olson
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Great informational book as to the culture we live in and how we got here. It that shipped and arrived in a timely manner.Published 4 months ago by Rhonda Zimmerman
An excellent guide to unsderstand the Humanism. A great tool for christians in order to understand the spirit of our era.Published 7 months ago by Sergio Franco
I thought this is really worth doing, as well as reading the book! Thanks to my friend for recommending it!Published 10 months ago by Savannah
I Could not find this book anywhere else. I remember it being good and I wanted to read it againPublished 16 months ago by James E. Grossman
Scary, but true. Truth has no agenda and this eye opening and thought provoking book holds nothing but the truth. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Wanda F. Maier
The negative reviews on here are from biased people who clearly have an ant-christian agenda, This book is our wake up call America! Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by Daniel Guyewski
I got this book before I went to college, in that liberal age where you want to understand all that is encompassed in this reality. Read morePublished on August 23, 2011 by sonia