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Ann Coulter's Best Points 06/15/2006

Godless

Liberals should be very worried about this book.

If you've watched television, read a newspaper or surfed current events on the web in the last week, you've heard about Ann Coulter's new book, Godless. You've probably heard her statement about a few 9/11 widows "enjoying their husbands' deaths" through their roles as political, anti-Bush celebrities. While that one sentence in the book arguably falls into the category of shock value foolishness, I believe that it's the rest of the text that should worry liberals and could inspire those who believe there are absolute principles upon which sane societies must build.

In a rambling, jolting and often snide assault on the thinking of America's left, Coulter thrashes the flawed liberal philosophies of abortion, sexuality, education and Darwinism.

"As a matter of faith," Coulter writes, "liberals believe: Darwinism is a fact, people are born gay, child-molesters can be rehabilitated, recycling is a virtue, and chastity is not. If people are born gay, why hasn't Darwinism weeded out people who don't reproduce? And if gays can't change, why do liberals think child-molesters can?"

She cites case after case in which Christianity and its tenets have been shoved aside by politicians, courts and liberal activists in favor of repugnant or damaging practices.

"This is a country in which taxpayers are forced to subsidize 'artistic' exhibits of aborted fetuses, crucifixes in urine, and gay pornography. Meanwhile, it's unconstitutional to display a Nativity scene at Christmas or the 10 Commandments on government property..."

Coulter calls abortion "the holiest sacrament" of a godless religion and unflinchingly points out that "to a liberal, 2,200 military deaths in the entire course of the war in Iraq is unconscionable, but 1.3 million aborted babies in America every year is something to celebrate."

She also lines up the crosshairs of her analytical assault on those who will not even consider a Creator as a scientific possibility. "Liberals' creation myth is Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, which is about one notch above Scientology and scientific rigor.... We wouldn't still be talking about it but for the fact that liberals think evolution disproves God. Even if evolution were true, it wouldn't disprove God. God has performed more spectacular feats than evolution."

Her overall theme centers on liberalism as a state-sanctioned religion, though the people that use "separation of church and state" as a weapon vociferously deny that charge. She points out several diametrically opposed differences between Judeo-Christian beliefs and liberalism. While we believe that mankind was formed in the image of God and social progress stems from "the spark of divinity in the human soul," liberalism reduces humans to animals "no different morally from the apes" who are, ultimately, "an insignificant part of nature."

Godless is both entertaining and challenging; thought-provoking and disturbing. The image that the author projects in public is a little more difficult to understand. She seems flippant and callous at times, yet her analytical depth and insight cannot be denied. Whether you love or hate her inflamed rhetoric, most of her arguments are absolutely right. Most Christians would enjoy reading her book, though some would be repelled by her merciless wit and blunt language. Liberals need not fret over her "widows" quip, but they should be very concerned about her other brilliantly stated points that expose their too-often Godless beliefs.


Author: James Robison               Randy Robison

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About the author: James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, an international humanitarian aid ministry; host of the television program, Life Today; and author of The Absolutes: Freedom's Only Hope.

Media Contact: Randy Robison, editor at jamesrobison.net

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