Year of the Bible Resolution Full of Historical Nonsense

Ed Brayton at Dispatches has a tour-de-force post objecting to the recent “Year of the Bible” Legislation, pointing out that in addition to the sheer silliness of the idea itself, the resolution embraces a vision of early American history that’s grotesquely misleading. Far from bringing colonialist Americans together as the resolution claims, religious differences constantly threatened to tear them apart: which was the whole impetus for the founders to favor religious freedom and the separation of church and state in the first place.

It’s a must read for anyone seeking a counter-balance to the revisionist history being pushed by those who constantly seek to turn Christianity and its role in the foundation of the country into a bunch of shallow and empty tropes.

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~ by Drew on 2009/05/15.

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