Ed Buckner

Ed Buckner

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Quotations that Support the Separation of State and Church (with Michael Buckner) (1993)

This is a compendium of quotations supporting the separation of state and church compiled by Ed and Michael Buckner. All of these quotes have been thoroughly researched. None are "out of context" or otherwise misleading. For example, the bogus John Adams' quote, "...this would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it ..." is not included. This compendium is an excellent reference for debating zealots who claim that this is a "Christian Nation", all of Founding Fathers were twice borns, and other nonsense.

Edward M. Buckner, formerly the president of American Atheists and executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, is a member of the board of directors of American Atheists. He contributed to The New Encyclopedia of Unbelief (edited by Thomas W. Flynn) and The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America (edited by Kimberly Baker), among other publications.


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[ Published in: Modern Library ]

The Unchristian Roots of the Fourth of July

As we celebrate Independence Day across America it is worth publishing once again an accurate history of the philosophy of government that underlies the US Constitution. In The Unchristian Roots of the Fourth of July, Michael Buckner sets the record straight.

Quotations that Support the Separation of State and Church

This is a compendium of quotations supporting the separation of state and church compiled by Ed and Michael Buckner. All of these quotes have been throughly researched. None are “out of context” or otherwise misleading. For example, the bogus John Adams’ quote, “…this would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it …” is not included. This compendium is an excellent reference for debating zealots who claim that this is a “Christian Nation”, all of Founding Fathers were twice borns, and other nonsense.