The American Bible, Meghan McCain & Michael Ian Black, and More

On Interfaith Voices this week, Stephen Prothero reflects on the speeches, songs and founding documents that express our national identity – a canon he calls America’s secular scripture.  And this canon isn’t just the obvious documents like the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  Other texts in Prothero’s American Bible include Abigail Adam’s “Remember the Ladies” speech (1776), Thomas Jefferson’s “Letter to the Danbury Baptists” (1802),  The Pledge of Allegiance (1892),  Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” (1940),  Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial commentary (1982).  Also, on that same show,  Meghan McCain is a Republican Christian. Michael Ian Black is a Democratic atheist. Together they traveled across the country, hoping to see how people with radically different religious and political backgrounds live their lives

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