Godless: The Church of Liberalism Study Guide

Godless: The Church of Liberalism

Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter

Godless: The Church of Liberalism Chapter One

Coulter starts out the book by explaining that liberalism could be construed as a religion as it has,“its own beliefs, churches, high priests, saints, total worldview, and explanation of the existence of the universe.” Coulter then starts laying out the evidence that liberalism could be defined as a religion by comparing it to Christianity, Judaism, Druidism, and Islam. Coulter highlights the main differences between Christianity and liberalism by discussing five main differences:

1.)“Christianity says that human progress proceeds from the spark of divinity in the human soul; liberalism holds that human progress is achieved through sex and death.” Christians feel that it is God who leads man to progress and grow. Liberals feel that God has no part of it, and humans are responsible for all growth and progress through procreation.

2.)“Christians believe in invention and creation; Liberals catalogue with stupefaction the current state of our diminishing resources and tell us to stop consuming.” Christians believe God takes care of the Earth and us since he created it and us. Liberals track the failings in the world and the environment and, without understanding what is causing it, tell us to stop consuming. It is a very “glass is half full, half-empty” kind of view.

3.)“Christians say humans stand apart from the world and their charge is Planet Earth; Liberals say we are part of the world, and our hubristic use of nature is sinful.” In the Bible, God charges Adam with being over the animals and plants, and taking care of it. Adam was also told to use them forfood. Liberals believe that we are equal to the world, and by using the world’s resources, we are doing wrong to it.

4.)“Christians say humans are in God’s image; Liberals says we are no different morally from the apes.” The Bible states that God made man in his own image, which makes him unique and divinely inspired. Liberals believe in evolution, which makes apes, chimpanzees, and humans all the same. This isevident by a news story in several news sources about people in Austria trying to get a 26-year old chimpanzee legally declared a person.

5.)“Christians believe in populating the Earth until there’s standing room only and then colonizing Mars; Liberals believe humans are in the twilight of their existence.” In the Bible, God tells man to be fruitful and multiply to fill the Earth. Christians believe that we need to populate the Earth and look to other parts of God’s creation in order to continue future growth. Liberals believe that we are not going to be on the Earth forever, so we need to take care of it for whatever remains after we are gone.

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