What happened to liberty and justice for all?
Americans are losing what are supposed to be constitutionally promised rights at an alarming pace. The Founding Fathers understood the overriding essentiality of religious practice unimpeded by governmental authority, but time and vast cultural change has eroded this from the consciences of modern politicians.
The struggle for the right to worship freely has been present since the time of the Roman Empire. By looking at how the ancient Christian world relates to the failures of our own Supreme Court, it is possible to see what has led to so much government interference in personal religious beliefs in the name of "equality". As we watch America teeter ever closer to the brink of moral collapse and prejudice against religion becomes even more institutionalized, one question always surfaces: How can we stop this?
In The Liberty Threat, James Tonkowich explores the history of Christian philosophy from the Church's infancy through the birth of America and how it influenced religious liberty. With powerful examples fresh from today's courts, Tonkowich illustrates just how the rigid separation of Church and state has created a world that is hostile to true faith. The Liberty Threat is both a chilling wake-up call and a clear call to action for Christians everywhere.
What made the experience of listening to The Liberty Threat the most enjoyable?
The detail and thoroughness with which the author discusses the history of religious freedom or lack thereof throughout western civilization since Roman and earlier times. Also, well made the case that without religious freedom, all other freedoms are superficial.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Although much of the book traces the history of religious and therefore all our true freedoms, his thorough discussion of the most recent cases and how they are germane to ALL people of faith.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed how the author/narrator integrated his 'notes' as an appendix. Rarely included in audio books. The way he did so, made them (his bibliography) quite reference-able.