The United States of America was designed as a secular nation, with a clearly defined separation of church and state. Ever since the founding of the nation, however, Christian zealots have attempted to undermine the American tradition of secular government, attempting to use the power of federal, state and local government to promote the observance of their own particular religious beliefs. Most recently, President George W. Bush has pushed for legislation that would allow Christian churches to use taxpayers' money to fund their missionary crusades, but attacks on the separation of Church and State go back generations.
Underlying all of these efforts to undermine the freedom from governmental establishment of religion is the assumption that religion in general, and Christianity in particular, is a positive influence in our society. Time and time again, the American people are lectured to about the need of our country to live according to the values contained in the Christian Bible.
Before the American people accept the bill of goods that George W. and his evangelist friends want to sell us, converting our democracy into a theocracy, we ought to make sure that we know what we're getting into. We need to check up on all the Christian claims of moral superiority to determine whether their religion is as benevolent as they say it is.
This is the mission of Secrets of the Bible: to investigate the rule book of Christianity in order to uncover the secret Christian teachings that religious leaders try to cover up. Priests and preachers know that most Christians don't actually read all of the dark and dirty little corners of the Bible, and most religious leaders would like to keep it that way. If Christians realized what the Bible really teaches, most of them would be shocked and disgusted.
Stay tuned for Secrets of the Bible and you'll learn a lot more than what you were taught way back in Sunday School. You'll learn about what your church and our nation's proselytizing politicians don't want you to know.
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