Item description for Backfired: A Nation Born For Religious Tolerance No Longer Tolerates Religion by William J. Federer...
Overview How did America go from Pilgrims seeking freedom to express their Christian beliefs to today's discrimination against those very beliefs in the name of tolerance? Federer investigates.
Publishers Description The faith that gave birth to tolerance is no longer tolerated * Ten Commandments taken down, "Under God" removed from Pledge, Prayer prohibited, Nativity Scenes banned, Religious Art & Music censored, Salvation Army & Boy Scouts defunded, Christmas carols disallowed... * How did America go from Pilgrims seeking freedom to express their Christian beliefs to today's discrimination against those very beliefs in the name of tolerance? "From its beginning, the new continent seemed destined to be the home of religious tolerance. Those who claimed the right of individual choice for themselves finally had to grant it to others."- Calvin Coolidge, May 3, 1925 *DISCOVER HOW TOLERANCE TRANSFORMED ->From Pilgrims ->To Puritans ->To Protestants ->To Catholics ->To "Liberal" Christians ->To Jews ->To Monotheists ->To Polytheists ->To All Religions ->To Atheists ->To only the Politically Correct "The frustrating thing is that those who are attacking religion claim they are doing it in the name of tolerance.... Question: Isn't the real truth that they are intolerant of religion""- Ronald Reagan, August 23, 1984
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Release Date Jan 10, 2005
Publisher Amerisearch, Inc.
ISBN 0975345540 ISBN13 9780975345542
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More About William J. Federer
Nationally know speaker and author/compiler of the best-selling book, America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations; and well as the computer CD ROM reference American Quotations; a book entitled Saint Patrick; a book entitled There Really is a Santa Claus-The History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions; and numerous articles and columns
William J. Federer currently resides in St. Louis. William J. Federer was born in 1957.
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Good Resource for Historical Documentation on the Theme Aug 2, 2006
Local St. Louis patriot and statesman William J. Federer writes a book that shows how American religious tolerance has evolved from "Puritans to Protestants to Catholics to Liberal Christians to Jews to Monotheists to Polytheists to All Religions to Atheists, to ONLY POLITICALLY CORRECT"...
He asks questions such as "How did America go from Pilgrims seeking freedom to express their Judeo-Christian beliefs to today's discrimination against those very beliefs in the name of tolerance?"
This book is comprised mostly of primary documents - there are 379 endnotes for the 287 pages! It is a good resource for thinking through the historical development of this concept of tolerance. Mr. Federer has done us a service by compiling these resources together under this theme.
Mr. Federer is a local hero to conservatives - he went against the mighty political machinery and bankroll of Dick Gephardt - 3 times losing in the November election, but 3 times giving us a strong candidate to root for nonetheless.
Needs to be fired Dec 19, 2005
Unfortunately, this book only adds to the mass amount of unrealistic and sometimes ridiculous views of conservatives, republicans, and "people of faith". On a further note, Mr. Federer (On a personal level) has more extreme views coming to from the "lovely left wing". In his perfect world, Mr. Federer would set back woman's rights nearly 100 years. Any type of sexual activity outside of marriage would be punishable by the death penalty. And, everyone would firmly believe that Jesus will come back from the dead (A second time) and take only the "good Christians" to heaven. As you can see, I'm exaggerating but, I feel it is necessary to contrast his event more massive exaggerations from the other end of the spectrum. In conclusion, DON'T BUY THIS BOOK! In fact, do an audio search on the comedian George Carlin, he is much more accurate on these issues than Mr. Federer.
Back Fired: A Nation... Sep 4, 2005
This book was an eye opener and very informative about our nation's Christian heritage being the reason we are tolerate of all religion.
Indespensible Research Tool for TRUE, Documented, CHRISTIAN, U.S. History! Aug 18, 2005
This is a great starting point for anybody looking to research the founding of the USA and the Christian influence that was indelibly etched in the hearts of the vast majority of our country's founding fathers!
This book excavates long-forgotten and ignored historical documents that refer to Christianity. It is very exhaustive and in-depth. The footnotes section shows you where you can find these documents, so that this book is not your only reference--just where to find the best quotes.
God will get the foolish athiests in the end, for sure, but William J. Federer's book, BACKFIRED: A NATION BORN FOR RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE NO LONGER TOLERATES RELIGION, will help us out, today, to set the record straight.
This book is not perfect. It could use a little more editorial and aesthetic polish. The author is more like a bare-bones editor, introducing the next set of quotes with very minimal fanfare. He lets the quotes speak for themselves, but I wish he would have added a little more background and by-the-way information to make the book a little less dry.
An editor could easily give a writer this book and say, "Here, go write something truthful and good about the Christian influence on the founding of the USA," and the writer would find plenty of ammunition from this book to do a great piece on the topic.
There are definitely some gems to be found, especially when the author quotes the most famous Americans, like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson.
In the case of Thomas Jefferson's historically and hysterically misquoted "separation of church and state" comment that appeared in a PERSONAL letter, (NOT in the First Amendment), but has been the foundation for athiests destroying the Christian influence in our public institutions, via judicial tyranny and activism in our courts; it is especially interesting to see documentation of Jefferson ordering Christian activities on public government property, which today would generate a lawsuit from the highly litigious, immoral, anti-Christian organizations of today.
At any rate, in this day and age in the USA, where fundamental atheism is the (un)official state religious view--to the detriment of our public schools and institutions swearing that the USA has been and must always be a Godless nation; this book puts the truth to the lies of the radical athiest movement.
Fight the Good Fight! Our country got messed up in the last 60 years, largely because good Christians stood silent while the media and atheists told us lies, and nobody spoke out against them. This book will help you speak out against the lies about the founding of the USA.
Get this book to help yourself make more convincing points in the culture wars.
parallel universe May 26, 2005
It's funny how intolerant people love to portray themselves as victims. The author of this book is living in a parallel universe where the US is a country "intolerant of religion". The reality, of course, is that the US is very tolerant of religion, and extraordinarily deferential toward the majority relition, Christianity. Just consider how the American press (unless the press in most of Europe, including Germany) treated with kid gloves the new Pope's former Nazi affiliation, avoiding the indelicacy of suggesting that a soldier who deserts only AFTER his army has been utterly routed and his Fuehrer has committed suicide is not exactly a conscientious objector.
Federer claims there is discrimination against religion. The anecdotes and case studies presented, however, hardly show discrimination against religion; they show the defense of the rights of those against whom the religious discriminate.
The spoiled members of a religious majority, which has traditionally had its way in making the laws for everyone else, now objects to not being able to do that (at least, not all the time). The book is fundamentally a long whine along these lines.