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  • Hardcover: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Encounter Books (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594035644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594035647
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #819,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Geoff Puterbaugh on December 27, 2011
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George Orwell, presumably in his later years, wrote (approximately), "We spent a couple of decades sawing off the branch we were sitting on, and when it broke and we fell to earth, we were astonished to discover that we had not fallen into a bed of roses, but into a nightmare of barbed wire, tyranny, machine guns and torture."

This book explains, in clear language, the dilemma faced by our modern atheist progressives. When the Founding Fathers wrote of our fundamental rights (to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness), they stated that men were endowed by their Creator with these rights. That is to say, God endowed each of us with these fundamental rights, and they were not to be altered or taken away by any sort of human proceedings --- not voting, not revolution, not tyranny, and not machine guns.

Now, if it suddenly becomes the fashion to deny the existence of God, what happens to the foundation stones of our democracy?

This is a question our New Atheists do not like to deal with, because the obvious answer is that our fundamental, divinely-granted rights cease to have any sort of foundation in deeper reality. They become a sort of "gentleman's agreement," and such agreements ARE subject to negotiation and alteration. Much more than that, they become subject to sudden disappearance, with results such as Auschwitz and the Gulag, two solid historical facts which our New Atheists cannot deal with rationally. (They tend to mumble that Nazis were Catholics and Communism was a "religion" -- ideas which they are incapable of defending in an extended rational discussion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Javier Añón on August 13, 2013
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It's unfortunately true that, in current political and philosophical discourse, Christianity is often seen as a relic of the past, a religion that has nothing to offer to the modern World. Moreover, its historical role in the development of Western Culture is portrayed in a very bad light.

This book sets the record straight, and convincingly shatters these myths. It proves Christianity is the bedrock of our Western Culture (a fact nobody dared to question before the 20th century), and that we should not feel ashamed to recognise this fact, whether we are Christians or non believers (like the author himself).
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles J. Lane on September 18, 2012
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Excellent work for anyone who wants to understand why and how the European Union has not lived up to the hype it enjoyed when it was first launched. It has no soul.
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