Social conservatives claim that America is a Christian nation and urge that laws be structured around their own religious convictions, while atheist polemecists seek to argue faith away entirely as a detriment to society. Yet our founders set out a secular nation, in which "religion is a matter which lies solely between Man and his God," as Thomas Jefferson saw it. Jacques Berlinerblau argues for a return to secularism as the way to protect our freedoms for and from religion.
"An important reminder that, as I have noted in the past, we protect our rights to our personal beliefs by preserving the rights of our neighbors to believe otherwise. I agree wholeheartedly with Berlinerblau's argument and highly recommend this powerful book."—Mario M. Cuomo