America Founded By A Nutty Religious Cult

Christianity–I call it The Christian Fiction–was present at the founding of god-blessed America and now permeates all aspects of American society:

“Under the illusion that they were God’s chosen people, the Pilgrims set out to prepare the way for the end of the world by establishing a theocratic state in the wilderness.  they wiped out the indigenous people (imps of Satan), expelled anyone who thought for herself (Anne Hutchinson), and construed politics as the unconstrained power of the elect (not the elected).  Massachusetts was America’s first fantasyland. . . . `America was founded by a nutty religious cult.'”

Robert Darnton, quoting Kurt Andersen, Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500 Year History: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/28/fantasyland-bunk-greatest-show-on-earth/

 

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George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
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One Response to America Founded By A Nutty Religious Cult

  1. I just listened to Jeff Sessions quote the bible to support removing immigrant children from their parents when crossing our border illegally.

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