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Freethinkers

A History of American Secularism

by Susan Jacoby

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Metropolitan Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Secularism,
  • United States - Revolutionary War,
  • Political Ideologies - General,
  • History: American,
  • Philosophy,
  • United States - General,
  • United States,
  • Religion, Politics & State,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political,
  • Religion / History,
  • Freethinkers,
  • History

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2760 .J33 2004
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7932972M
    ISBN 100805074422
    ISBN 109780805074420

    Great historical writing, elegant prose with conviction, passion and logical reasoning. She explained how many Virginians wanted to collect a tax to fund churches in the state and how Thomas Jefferson successfully resisted them. What was the period you call the "Golden Age of Freethought? Nor am I sure the degree to which Abraham Lincoln's conflicted views of religion--his agnosticism, call it--is not recognized. An example of this being Mrs.

    Hendon, Lincoln's law partner] If one substitutes "doubter" or "skeptic" for "unbeliever," the sixteenth president of the United States surely qualifies. This tradition laid a foundation for the next century, from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Power movement and beyond. However, the truth is that even those that were not religious had to emphasize their respect for religion if they wanted to garnish any support for separation of church and state. More descriptive than Bright, for example? The Scopes trial and its impact.

    If Americans believers and nonbelievers wish to retain our freedoms, we have a long struggle to prevent the politically religious-minded from taking our human derived rights away from us. She has cited as an example the pledge of allegianceonly written in and which did not include the expression 'Under God' until Nor am I sure the degree to which Abraham Lincoln's conflicted views of re I appreciate the point of view of this book, and it is truly sad that no one could, today, stand up and celebrate America's secular foundations. In response to this concern, Daniel Dennett suggests that those with a supernatural outlook might call themselves supers, a term with positive connotations. When you look to God for instruction, well everybody's God says something different to him. And the religious right does not believe in separation of church and state really.


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Freethinkers book

It is depressing to think that lateth century political leaders were ahead of ours in their acceptance and advocacy of Enlightenment principles.

Personally enlightening history of the feminist movement propelled by courageous freethinking women so many to name but my personal favorite is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Too bad. What a wonderful book that not only provides valuable historical lessons it also fills a void of our American heritage. The opposition to the term 'bright' has come mostly from brights themselves.

Europeans don't believe that. For instance, Ernestine Rose was one of the founders of the feminist movement, standing by the side of Anthony, Stanton, and Mott. Personally, I find contrasting the term brights with supers to come easily and be inoffensive. One who has rejected authority and dogma, especially in his religious thinking, in favor of rational inquiry and speculation.

The opposition to evolution that is maintained to this Freethinkers book is astounding, but not incredibly surprising. He also traces the growth of atheism and agnosticism among African Americans in two major political and intellectual movements of the s: the New Negro Renaissance Freethinkers book the growth of black socialism and communism.

We rejected Christianity because it can easily and overwhelmingly be proved that Christianity is NOT true. I understand the majority of Americans are Christians of varying denominations, but we have been caught in an embarrassingly pathetic political system where wisdom, honesty, and experience take a back seat to religious faith when seeking the presidency.

She was always outspoken about her anti-religion views, but finally crossed the line when she published The Woman's Bible which alienated the Christian portion of the movement, headed by Lucy Stone.

It ends with the Texas theocrats like George W. It isn't until the final chapter, however, that she really steps completely out of history and into personal commentary. But the fact is that there are conservative atheists and liberal supers. It is shameful and depressing, in my opinion, to hear such pious lunacy.

How do some religious groups undermine science? I know Unitarians would be happy to be called freethinkers. Jacoby closes with a call to "revive the evocative and honorable freethinker, with its insistence that Americans think for themselves instead of relying on received opinion.

Most likely, I'll just let it go. That the more conservative clergymen and established churches in the North were slow to condemn slavery outright, and even slower to endorse any economic or political action that might bring about the end of the "peculiar institution," is also conveniently forgotten.

What do you mean when you say the orthodox religious view? That's an interesting question."Jacoby accomplishes her task with clarity, thoroughness, and an engaging passion." -Los Angeles Times Book ReviewAt a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful defense of the secularist heritage that gave Americans the first government in the world founded not on the authority of religion but on the bedrock of human reason.

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Jun 12,  · 'Freethinkers' allows secularists to take pride in their mindset and understand we have a proud history. The book corrects many of the fallacies promoted by conservative Christian religions by showing their actual actions during such events as the women's right to vote, slavery, public education, and birth sylvaindez.coms: Book Review.

Freethinkers

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. by Susan Jacoby. Owl Books () Susan Jacoby's Freethinkers is subtitled A History of American Secularism.

Her much-needed book is a primer on the anti-secularism that characterizes much of American history. Freethinkers' Hall. Sauk City native son and architect, Alfred Claus, designed this meeting hall for the Frei Gmeinde congregation. Erected inat Polk Street, Park Hall stands today as memorial and landmark to German immigrants who sought political and religious freedom, and found it in establishing the Free Congregation of Sauk.

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