The Boston Globe this week reviewed a book entitled “God is not great: How religion poisons everything” by the atheist Christopher Hitchens. The Globe picked an impartial and objective person to do the review, namely the rabid atheist Daniel Dennott. Obviously, I’m being sarcastic - by doing this, The Globe has cemented their status as one of the most liberal, secular progressive (and anti-christian) papers in the country. The religion haters seem to be getting bolder and bolder with their venom.
I have just learned about the secular-progressive movement you mentioned.
Having read his two earlier works, I have just finished reading Bill O’Reilly’s “Culture Warrior.” I like Bill O’Reilly, but I wish his books were more solid and full of evidence (ala Woodward and Bernstein), and less editorializing. But, “Culture Warrior” was a huge eye-opener for me.
Previous to reading this book, I believed that the political, social, and moral decay of our society was due to the repercussions of Vietnam, Watergate, rise of the drug culture, poor public education, rise of pornography, marginalization of God, etc. In short, I believed that the decay of our society was rooted in the people’s loss of faith in our government, God, themselves, and each other.
But O’Reilly has opened my eyes, and now I know differently. While my previous views are still somewhat valid, I was ignorant that the decay of our society is part of an intelligent, coordinated plan to destroy us. I’m sorry if that sounds paranoid or alarmist, but what O’Reilly says in his book (and the evidence he provides) IS alarming.
The secular-progressive agenda is nothing short of the total destruction of the United States so that it can be rebuilt as a socialist state. I am reminded of Nikita Khrushchev who said that Communism would destroy America without firing a shot. The seeds were sown a long time ago, and while the USSR has fallen (though Putin is rebuilding it), the ball was already rolling and has now built up a great deal of momentum.
An idea is like a virus: it spreads and mutates. This is why the Church has attempted to root our heresy throughout its’ 2000 year history. Perhaps the only entity in our society with a similar purpose is the US Supreme Court, but it turned its back on traditional values about 50 years ago.
I highly recommend this book. “Culture Warrior” is only 240 pages and is an easy read. It is a bestseller and is therefore readily available at your public library. Furthermore, while it may be of some benefit to read “The O’Reilly Factor” and “The No Spin Zone” first, there is certainly no reason why you would need to do so as it stands on its own.
And now, I’m off to the library . . . I just found out that in 2004 he wrote a book I hadn’t heard about called “Who’s Looking Out for You.”
I’ve read all of O’Reilly’s books and while I agree with you, he can be very bombastic, his books do make you think. Try reading Slouching Toward Gomorrah by Robert Bork for some of the same ideas.