06/13/06 Update: Townhall.com has a complete and thorough review of Godless up which covers the controversy that has arisen over the book.
Ann Coulter’s newest book came out yesterday: Godless: The Church of Liberalism. She has written her own review of it, since she doubts the New York Times will review it:
The liberal hostility to God-based religions has already been copiously documented by many others. Godless goes far beyond this well-established liberal hostility to real religions.
The thesis of Godless is: Liberalism IS a religion. The liberal religion has its own cosmology, its own explanation for why we are here, its own gods, its
own clergy. The basic tenet of liberalism is that nature is god and men are monkeys. (Except not as pure-hearted as actual monkeys, who don’t pollute, make nukes or believe in God.)
Liberals deny, of course, that liberalism is a religion — otherwise, they’d lose their government funding. “Separation of church and state” means separation of YOUR church from the state, but total unity between their church and the state.
In fact, students are actually required to wear “Creationism Is Shameful” T-shirts in Dover, Pa., where — thanks to a lawsuit by the ACLU — the liberal clergy have declared Darwinism the only true church, immunized from argument. Ye shall put no other God before it. Not one.
Liberals believe in Darwinism as a matter of faith, despite the fact that, at this point, the only thing that can be said for certain about Darwinism is that it would take less time for (1) a single-celled organism to evolve into a human being through mutation and natural selection than for (2) Darwinists to admit they have no proof of (1).
Answers in Genesis has been pointing out for years that darwinism is a religion, not science, and they are right: origins is a unique, historic event that
cannot be observed and repeated, so science has no business commenting on it. Now Ann Coulter adds darwinsim as a tenet of liberalism. The “isms” all come from the same root of denying God as Creator, Lawgiver, and Judge.