Q. What can Americans do to prevent the kind of scenario outlined in Christian Nation from happening?
A. First and foremost, take it seriously. Everything depends on that. No one will be motivated to vote, speak or act to stop Christian fundamentalism if he or she believes they are a bunch of cranks. Listen to what they say, consider the possibility that they mean it, think about how fanatical movements have seized power through human history, and accept that our democracy, which strong, is not invulnerable.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Frederic C. Rich: Take the Religious Right Threat Seriously
The September issue of Church & State, the magazine published by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, interviewed Frederic C. Rich. Rich is the author of Christian Nation: A Novel, a speculative novel about America's descent into theocracy. The interview was full of insights into politics and religion, but one passage about the Religious Right was so spot-on that I had to share it.