Chris Hedges

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In American Fascists, Chris Hedges, a journalist and author of the National Book Award of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, challenges the Christian Right’s origins. He also argues that it is a mass movement fueled by uncontrolled nationalism. Hedges believes that American face an threat which Christian try to turn the United States into a Christian nation. At the begging of the chapter one, Hedges said that he was grown up in the family which believes in God. He went to church and prayed and sang hymns every Sunday with his family. And he also went to Bible school. Then Hedges starts argue the Bible is not the word from God. He said, “The Bible was not the literal word of God. It was not a self-help manual that could predict the future. It did not tell us how to vote or allow us to divide the world into us and them, the righteous and the damned, the infidels and the blessed. It was a book written by a series of ancient writers…” (p 2) This paragraph shows Hedges does not believe the Bible as guideline from God. He sees the Bible as a book written by numerous of writers. In the chapter two of American Fascists, Hedges talked about the culture of despair. He gave examples about how people react when they face problems such as economic regression. The result is they all ask for God’s help even some of them not even Christian.
Hedges believes Christian against people who do not believe Christianity when he talked about how Christian sees abortion and gay married as evil thing which against God’s will in American Fascists. He also talked about how Christian makes money from others by promoting the gospel. In the book, he stated that “Parsley is one of the masters at peddling this message of greed, hatred and intolerance as gospel truth. The Christian rhetoric, on the surface, is often the same.” (p 166)
At the end of the last chapter, Hedges concluded…...

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