Tuesday, January 11, 2005

TIA Daily Contents: The Religion of the Pursuit of Happiness

A survey of religious attitudes reveals that Americans believe in a "Deist" God who established natural laws and wants us to pursue our happiness in this earth—a two-century old American tradition that is antithetical to the agenda of today's Christian fundamentalists.

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Feature Article
• The Religion of the Pursuit of Happiness
by Robert Tracinski
What American Religion Means, from Tocqueville to Today