Godless: The Church of Liberalism

Version: Abridged
Author: Ann Coulter
Narrator: Ann Coulter
Genres: Politics, American Politics
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: June 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

"If a martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation's official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law.

Many Americans are outraged by liberal hostility to traditional religion. But as Ann Coulter reveals in this, her most explosive book yet, to focus solely on the Left's attacks on our Judeo-Christian tradition is to miss a larger point: liberalism is a religion-a godless one.

And it is now entrenched as the state religion of this county.

Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

Then, of course, there's the liberal creation myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

For liberals, evolution is the touchstone that separates the enlightened from the benighted. But Coulter neatly reverses the pretense that liberals are rationalists guided by the ideals of free inquiry and the scientific method. She exposes the essential truth about Darwinian evolution that liberals refuse to confront: it is bogus science.

Writing with a keen appreciation for genuine science, Coulter reveals that the so-called gaps in the theory of evolution are all there is-Darwinism is nothing but a gap. After 150 years of dedicated searching into the fossil record, evolution's proponents have failed utterly to substantiate its claims. And a long line of supposed evidence, from the infamous Piltdown Man to the "evolving" peppered moths of England, has been exposed as hoaxes. Still, liberals treat those who question evolution as religious heretics and prohibit students from hearing about real science when it contradicts Darwinism. And these are the people who say they want to keep faith out of the classroom?

Liberals' absolute devotion to Darwinism, Coulter shows, has nothing to do with evolution's scientific validity and everything to do with its refusal to admit the possibility of God as a guiding force. They will brook no challenges to the official religion.

Fearlessly confronting the high priests of the Church of Liberalism and ringing with Coulter's razor-sharp wit, Godless is the most important and riveting book yet from one of today's most lively and impassioned conservative voices.


"Liberals love to boast that they are not 'religious,' which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.'" -From Godless

Reviews (9)

godless: the church of liberalism

Written by fred on November 2nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I never read abridgments but since this was the only format available I decided to try it. It was well done, but left me wishing I could have the whole book! This writer obviously knows her subject matter. Her barbs are well placed, but also (I was surprised to find), well researched! The discussions on Darwinism and abortion are thorough, well thought out and easy to follow. The only thing dry about this book is her sense of humor! I loved it.

fantastic

Written by eric from Biglerville, PA on October 21st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Speeks the truth that has become a taboo over the past 50 years. You have to read this. Her sources and facts are right on. Amazing reasearcher and very funny

Good one

Written by Anonymous on March 23rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

If you like Ann this is a 4 to 5 star. If you are a a casual listener perhaps she is a bit too far out for your tastes. A lot of this can't be listened to seriously but more of tongue in cheek.

Very Interesting

Written by Anonymous on July 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Collated a lot of information about past actions of Democrats and their strategies. Not for liberals. Very unflattering for liberals, but that was the point. She spent the last 3rd of the book discussing evolution in a negative light, which could have been done much more succinctly. I couldn't tell if she was trying to disprove evolution, or just shoot down arguments that used evolution to prove there was no God. I enjoy listening to her, but I don't agree with everything she says. It is well organized, and tied many different elements around her theme that the democrats have policies that seem to clash with every religion, and are so committed to them, that it has become its own religion.

Godless: The Church of Liberalism

Written by Anonymous from Poway, CA on June 2nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

With this book, Ann Coulter is in her usual great form, scolding liberals with her sarcasm and sardonic wit. I listened to this on a long drive across Southern California and Arizona and the trip went by very quickly. I laughed out loud at lease a dozen times as she skewered the godless liberal hypocrites.

Truthless

Written by Anonymous on March 6th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was very disappointed in "Godless". As a liberal, I was hoping for an intelligent presentation of the conservative world view. Instead, this book is a highly inaccurate portrayal of liberals in the U. S. Many of Coulter's statements start with the phrase "Liberals believe..." and then state something that I know for a fact is not what all liberals believe, because I and all the liberals I know don't believe it. Here is an example: Liberals believe in late term abortions. I don't, and I am sure Coulter would classify me as a liberal. The book may be amusing to conservatives who like to hear reasons to despise liberals, but it is simply untrue. It also further polarizes our country. Sad. If anyone has ideas for books that present a thoughtful analysis of conservative views, I would be interested. This book isn't it.

Goddless

Written by Steve Rojas on December 29th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Solid book and worth the listen. Interesting perspectives and ideas.

Godless

Written by cathy on November 13th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I always enjoy an Ann Coulter book, my husband on the other hand HATES her but not because he disagrees with her views. He doesn't like her sarcastic sense of humor. I enjoy it as long as I'm not on the receiving end of the barbs. I'm a Reagan Republican but hardly some evil "neo-con" I help little old ladies across the street and help feed the hungry. I read books from all over the political spectrum just to keep an open mind to the possibilities. I'd heard all the uproar about the book before it came out but I noticed that it all centered on the Jersey girls remark and bypassed some of the excellent points Ann made in the book. I always wind up reading her books months after all the hype and the heated accusations have died down wondering if this time she's gone over the top. Instead I always find that Ann doesn't just toss bottle rockets, she has a well research battle plan when she goes up against Liberals. Perhaps that's why they fear her message so.

Godless

Written by Curt Burner on October 11th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

It was interesting to hear what aspersions a good God fearing consevative has no problem throwing at those who disagree with her political position. Other then that it was a pretty hateful commentary on conservatives. If you like right wing, hateful diatribe, you will love this book.

Author Details

Author Details

Coulter, Ann

"Ann Coulter is the author of three books, all New York Times best sellers -- Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (June 2002); and High Crimes and Misdemeanors:The Case Against Bill Clinton (August 1998). Her next book will be released this fall.

Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including Hannity and Colmes, Wolf Blitzer Reports, At Large With Geraldo Rivera, Scarborough Country, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America and has been profiled in numerous publications, including TV Guide, the Guardian (UK), the New York Observer, National Journal, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle magazine, among others. She was named one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals by federal judge Richard Posner in 2001.

Coulter clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney in the Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school graduates.

After practicing law in private practice in New York City, Coulter worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled crime and immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan. From there, she became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in Washington, DC, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion.

A Connecticut native, Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences, and received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of The Michigan Law Review."