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Jul 24: Ed Buckner, Pres of American Atheists; talks Founding Fathers
Jul 18th, 2010 by Sam

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Glen Beck is on a crusade; a self-appointed prophet of God, the Founding Fathers, and anyone else he can think of.

According to him, social justice is wicked.  Collective salvation is what liberals are trying to get by taking wealth from individuals and spreading to the needy. And atheists are to blame for it all.  As reported in the Utah News…

First, though, he asked the audience to visualize a pyramid illustrating his view of how liberals are attacking America’s foundation.

Originally, he said, America was built on God at its base and personal charity (as opposed to government welfare) at its center, with government occupying only the pointy, narrow top, doing only the things people couldn’t do for themselves. Now, he argued, the U.S. government has reversed the equation, insinuating itself into all aspects of life while pushing God aside.

“There is a perversion of faith right now,” he said, “a wicked, wicked perversion. And it is all about social justice. It is all about collective salvation. It’s actually all about Marxism.”

Collective salvation, he said, is a liberal goal meant to force individuals into doing the right thing by taking wealth from them and spreading it to the needy. In his view, he said, salvation only comes when individuals accept God.  Utah News, July 18, 2010.

We’re going to get a real live atheist on the show to explain why he wants to destroy America by imposing Marxism and thus thwarting the Founding Fathers, who apparently weren’t deists or atheists…  except they were.

Interestingly, even faith organizations are protesting Beck’s characterizations – we’ll look into that as well.

Jul 3: Our Feuding Fathers and the origins of “You lie!!!”
Jul 2nd, 2010 by Sam

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They look so nice in their wigs and nifty little outfits, but the verbal combat at the beginning makes things look kind of tame now…

Consider this:

Thomas Paine denounced George Washington in an open letter as “treacherous in private friendship…and a hypocrite in public life.”  He even wondered aloud whether Washington was “an apostate or an imposter; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.”  Wall Street Journal, June 26/27, 2010

Nice.

We’ll have a walk down memory lane about just how rough things were back then….

Are you stoked that we are still independent???  If you were alive then, would you have:

  • supported the revolution or deferred to authority?
  • been willing to die for it?
  • advocated use of force?
  • put your family at risk for it?

Thomas Jefferson made slip in Declaration, Talking Points Memo

And Don Leka, writer and self-described recovering lawyer, on “Our Independent Judiciary and Other Myths.”

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