Re: Ch. 1 - Revolutionary Secularism
Jacoby mentions many times through the first few chapters about how the great freethinkers of the past, and those who especially were instrumental
to the founding and of setting the foundation of this country, were and are still marginalized by the religious institution of this country.
Does anyone think this is the case? Was it by intention or oversight? Were these great thinkers forgotten for religious or political reasons (case in point, many of Paine's friends shunned him because of the fear of drawing the ire of the ignorant)?
I, of course, feel that religious institutions are the most corrupt institutions around and absolutely subjugate information that may open up eyes to the foolishness they disseminate to the general public.
The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.Edited by: misterpessimistic at: 7/12/05 4:14 pm
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