There's no doubt in the minds of people who have checked the facts, that our nations "rich Christian Heritage" isn't as rich as some people are saying. But how in the world can the secular community debunk the claims of congress people and TV personalities who have all the ears of America listening, and who, with complete disregard for the facts, keep spreading their messages of misinformation.
This seems at be a situation calling for a thorough face-to-face debate held under the public eye. We need to get America's attention focused on this question and we need to do it on a very public stage.
If the right wing darling, Sarah Palin, or Congressman Randy Forbes with his handful of "evidence" had their feet held to the fires of scholarly argument against true historians, my bet is that they would lose hands down. The same is true for Glenn Beck and for all of the popular Christian radio and TV personalities who do nothing but parrot these unexamined "rich Christian heritage" claims in unopposed sound bytes.
It's time to call on the experts and on our most knowledgeable non-religious atheist/secularist community members to take the lead. We have got to set the venue to hear-out everything to the last detail. Somehow, we have to set the stage to spread the facts - all of the facts - out into open air.
Like science, history is well documented. There are thousands of early writings to draw upon that will no doubt overwhelm the few examples of "Christian evidence" being offered by the wing nuts of the fundamentalist crowd. Lets get it on.... The current flood of misinformation needs mopping up.
.Hmmm... How to debunk the "Christian Heritage" propaganda