Godless - Ann Coulter

Godless

By Ann Coulter

  • Release Date: 2006-06-06
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 42 Ratings

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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

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • a book to justify silly religious beliefs

    1
    By MulaBula
    I agree with many things Ann has written in OTHER books. This book reveals her to have "drank the cool-aide" of judeo-christian religious mythology that truly has no place in modern thought or society. Call that statement heresy, yet- come on people - "all of those stories" she and her fellow followers hold dear, have been proven to have been "lifted" and retold from prior religions and even more ancient and confused peoples. If you want to read a bunch of self justifying poo with half truths and misstatements regarding evolution and "godless" people, then this is the book for you. The faster we can move past the silliness and time wasted by those ancient story worshippers, the more enlightened, positive and loving our world will be.
  • We think it, she says it

    5
    By kut17
    This is one of Coulter's better books in my opinion. I'll never cease to be amazed at the negative reviews claiming she's a "psycho, hate-spewing, fear monger" when 99/100 of these people have never picked up her book. Also, what were you expecting from a political pundit? Bipartisanship? The apparent trend in Ann Coulter's books are a main thesis (in this case, she cleverly states that liberalism has progressed into a cult-like religion and therefore, liberals should ban their religion from schools since that's what they do to every other belief system...except for the muslims), a chapter or two of well-researched information supporting her claim, and the rest are court cases further backing up her ideas. The well-researched information presented in "Godless" has to do with evolution. These few chapters alone are worth the price of the book. I studied biology for two years in college. Obviously I'm no expert, but I was shocked to see her debunk every evolutionary claim and then list countless sources backing her up. She gets you to think. This is the true definition of "open-mindedness" for all you liberals out there. All in all, I enjoyed this book.
  • The Church of Ann Coulter

    1
    By thinkman
    This "woman" reeks of unmitigated hate. A modern day witch whose every word should be burned at the stake. The Martians have landed, and left Ann Coulter behind!
  • Great Insight, ignore at your peril

    5
    By John Windsor
    There is a war of ideas in this country. Progressives, Calling names does not win or further your argument. Even if you think you are better than others, you won't convince them with name calling alone. This book is insightful and helps those who wonder what has happened to the country and the individualism you honored growing up, has gone. The easy way out rarely is, and close to half the people in this country have bought into the fiction that government is the device that everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else. It won't work long term, as we are seeing now.
  • So pathetic

    1
    By SINIK4L
    She needs to grow up
  • Enlightening

    5
    By CT Sean
    As always, Ann presents a clear and pursuasive argument. There is no way to argue against her positions other than to call her names (a tactic used by almost everyone who disagrees with her). She is brilliant and entertaining. No honest person could say otherwise.
  • Funniest commentary I've ever read

    5
    By rehsrehs
    I read this book during many hours in airports. Got many odd looks, because I was laughing out loud. Ann says what most of us think but don't dare say in public.

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