The Bully Pulpit: A Journey Into the Bible Convolutions, Misuses and Impact Upon Politics and Society
The Bully Pulpit is a journey into the Bible, its convolutions, its misuses, both past and present, and its dangerous effect upon American politics and society in general. Unless the public actually begins to comprehend the sinister uses of a book of such faulty premises by self-appointed religious/political crusaders, then American democracy as we know it is in jeopardy. More
The Bully Pulpit is unique because it allows the Bible to speak for itself as it wends its way through the narrative from Genesis to the exiles. It just doesn’t mention a passage, but allows the story to unfold, from chapter to chapter, using the exact words of the Bible while adding commentary on what is actually occurring in the inerrant, infallible text written through the inspiration of none other than God himself. The Bible with all its flaws, contradictions and errors is touted as the book by which we should live and America should be governed. The Republican Party has unabashedly accepted the agenda of the Christian far right extremists and is employing the religious tactics of dogmatic adherence and no compromise even if those principles are destructive in nature.
Furthermore, The Bully Pulpit explores not only the role of religion throughout the ages, but also its impact upon social institutions, especially government right here in America. Religion makes no pretense to appeal to reason, nor is it tolerant of any viewpoint different from its own. America must become more aware of its biggest bully attempting to impose its rigid belief system on every aspect of society. The consequences can be devastating to our democracy as we know it.