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Godless: The Church of Liberalism

by Ann Coulter

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Ann Coulter pulls no punches whether she's debating a liberal on television or writing about "the church of liberalism." There's nothing new here for most conservatives that they haven't already heard or said, but Coulter has a unique way of driving home a point. The narrative is almost a stream of consciousness where she says (writes) whatever is on her mind at the moment. Her points are usually valid and on point but she occasionally strays from the sectional topic. If you've enjoyed other Coulter books you'll like this one. ( )
  jclark88 | Oct 16, 2011 |
I read this book specifically because I disagree so strongly with some of the things that come out of Coulter's mouth, and I wanted to know why I felt that way. What I came away with was a greater understanding on how we perceive and interpret information depending on which "side" we're on. While Coulter isn't dumb, and she's obviously done her homework on the issues in the book, she's still a bully who revels in cheap shots and beating a dead horse. Godless is little more than a three-hundred page rant about how liberals are dumb and reactionary crybabies who suppress the poor conservatives every chance they get. I don't know about that, but at least the information is solid, like the chapters on education and stem-cell research. However, I could have done without the final four chapters all covering evolution; one would have sufficed.Also, Coulter is easier to handle if you don't take her too seriously. ( )
  conformer | Feb 9, 2010 |
I liked it. Even when I disagree with the author - probably about 30% of the time, I respect that she has opinions and is willing to say them, especially since she's hated by so many people. That takes serious guts. Plus, she's snarky and sarcastic which is always a bonus. ( )
1 vote megaden | Nov 3, 2009 |
To question this author's inherited, self-righteous truths is nothing less than a sin and an affront to (her interpretation of) God, as the title implies. Snarky, sarcastic, intolerant and divisive, this diatribe seeks to ridicule alternative viewpoints on many of today's touchpoint issues that separate liberals from conservatives. There is no serious discussion of why she holds her views, other than that they should be self-evident to those of her persuasion. She clearly thrives on the shock value of her words, and portrays those outside of her value system as unpatriotic and unwelcome. Her message feels like a rallying call for conservatives to get serious and fall in line behind her. This book is a discredit to serious conservatives who should be able to empathize with outsiders whose views and values don't always align perfectly with those the author espouses. ( )
7 vote mwhel | May 23, 2009 |
Conservative commentator observes that liberalism has all the trademarks of a religion without a divinity. Illustrates her analogy by examining the topics of abortion, crime, education, and bad science. Coulter criticizes ex-CIA employee Valerie Plame, war protester Cindy Sheehan, and the widows of the September 11, 2001, victims. ( )
2 vote mramos | Aug 23, 2007 |
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"If a martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation's official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law.

Many Americans are outraged by liberal hostility to traditional religion. But as Ann Coulter reveals in this, her most explosive book yet, to focus solely on the Left's attacks on our Judeo-Christian tradition is to miss a larger point: liberalism is a religion—a godless one.

And it is now entrenched as the state religion of this county.

Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

For liberals, evolution is the touchstone that separates the enlightened from the benighted. But Coulter neatly reverses the pretense that liberals are rationalists guided by the ideals of free inquiry and the scientific method. She exposes the essential truth about Darwinian evolution that liberals refuse to confront: it is bogus science.

Writing with a keen appreciation for genuine science, Coulter reveals that the so-called gaps in the theory of evolution are all there is—Darwinism is nothing but a gap. After 150 years of dedicated searching into the fossil record, evolution's proponents have failed utterly to substantiate its claims. And a long line of supposed evidence, from the infamous Piltdown Man to the "evolving" peppered moths of England, has been exposed as hoaxes. Still, liberals treat those who question evolution as religious heretics and prohibit students from hearing about real science when it contradicts Darwinism. And these are the people who say they want to keep faith out of the classroom?

Liberals' absolute devotion to Darwinism, Coulter shows, has nothing to do with evolution's scientific validity and everything to do with its refusal to admit the possibility of God as a guiding force. They will brook no challenges to the official religion.

Fearlessly confronting the high priests of the Church of Liberalism and ringing with Coulter's razor-sharp wit, Godless is the most important and riveting book yet from one of today's most lively and impassioned conservative voices.


"Liberals love to boast that they are not 'religious,' which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.'" —From Godless


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"Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident)."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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