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We will be submitting questions to Susan Jacoby via email shortly. This format is called an "e-interview," short for "email interview." We're going with this format for this book period due to low attendence at the Victor Davis Hanson chat session on August 25th. I don't want Susan to take time out of her busy life when I cannot assure her that we'll have a full chat room.

Please post some quality questions in this thread. We'll edit them together and then send them to Susan when we feel we have a quality batch of questions. I'm hoping for 5 - 10 questions.

So start thinking... ::171

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Surely a few of you have questions.

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Why is the US, on average, more religious than most European nations?




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Thank you Julian!




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Do you think that the 'sides' are so divided that there can be no concensus as there was at the time of the framing of the constitution among the Freethinkers and Evangelical Sects?

Do you feel that Separation is in dire trouble...will we see some form of theocracy here in the States?

Do you feel democracy and the freedoms it promotes is compatible with a government infused with religion?

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Thanks Nick! ::171




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When will these questions be sent to Susan?




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As soon as we have enough to warrant calling this an e-interview. In my opinion we should have a total of 5 - 8 questions. And Susan will need a few weeks to respond.

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Hello, Susan. Very nice to um, E-meet ya.
Here are my questions for you.

Do you think that all the politicians who claim to be a Christian, or Catholic really believe in the religion they claim to be affiliated with?

For Bush, it's hard for me to tell. Because when I see him speak, he looks like he might actually believe in his religion. But when I look at someone like Kerry, I don't know. He doesn't strike me as a man who believes in Catholicism.


I think faith-based, revealed religion is a house of cards. And it amazes me that they have stuck around for so long. What do you think it would take for that house of cards to crumble?

If it did crumble, what would be the adverse effects of that happening? And what can be done to make it a smoother transition into a world (or at least a country) free from faith-based religion? (I specify "faith-based" because I don't consider religious beliefs such as pantheism and some Eastern religions to be dangerous as I do Christianity, Islam, and Judaism)

And finally, do you think a society has to have some kind of religion to hold it together? If so, what religions (or what aspects of those religions) would you find healthy? If not, what could replace religion?

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Thank you very much for those questions!!




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American society has, over time, become more tolerant of minorities, such as Blacks, Jews, and gays. However, tolerance for atheists and agnostics does not seem to be increasing significantly.

Is that the case, and if so, why?

[To clarify, it's obviously a lot easier to be an atheist or agnostic in modern society than to be Black or gay. However, the plight of Blacks & gays has improved greatly over the last few decades, while improved tolerance of freethinkers isn't as apparent.]

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