[Marxism] Give Us Liberty, Or Give Us Death! ... and religion

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Sat Aug 14 15:57:56 MDT 2004


A historical background to the American revolution that helps explain 
how religion may play a role in the fight for national independence.
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Religion played a major role in the American Revolution by offering a 
moral sanction for opposition to the British--an assurance to the 
average American that revolution was justified in the sight of God. As 
a recent scholar has observed, "by turning colonial resistance into a 
righteous cause, and by crying the message to all ranks in all parts of 
the colonies, ministers did the work of secular radicalism and did it 
better."  http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel03.html

from Brian Shannon





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