Divided We Fall
The Secular vs. the Sacred
About the Book
A lifelong political activist gives an insider’s view of how the political system works so opponents of President Donald Trump can use their knowledge to end the culture war and set a progressive agenda in Divided We Fall.
In the book – an updated edition of Culture Wars: The Threat to Your Family and Your Freedom – Marie Alena Castle openly challenges the harm done in the name of religion, which she says is at the heart of our culture war.
The book examines how religious extremists elected Trump and takes them to task for not caring who gets hurt as long as their religious ideology or social fantasy that pushes some primal button in their psyche is validated.
Unlike other books critical of the role religion plays in politics, this one reveals how to counter the danger based on the author’s long history of political activism. She has a been-there, done-that perspective and knows what works – and what doesn’t.
Whether you’re a believer, atheist, or fall somewhere else on the spiritual spectrum, you’ll want to learn how religion is changing the political landscape.
This is an engaging, compelling and important book. The public is so unaware how fragile our constitutional rights are. The book reminds me of our military men and women who return to the states as amputees and then speak strongly against intolerance because they understand that’s what the fight was all about.
— Andrew Dawkins, Minneapolis MN. Attorney, former Minnesota state legislator.
The author’s grasp of theology and understanding of its irrelevance to how we live are impressive. This is rare in books about religion, making this a valuable contribution to discussions of the role of religion in public life.
— Kirk Buchanan, Yucca Valley CA.
Former Roman Catholic priest.
We have to stop Marie
— Panic attack by “Roll over and play dead” advocate, reacting to
author’s fearless opposition to religious-right assaults on
About the Author
MarieAlena Castle earned a degree in journalism at age forty-five while working as a full-time factory assembly worker. A lifelong social/political activist and writer, she earned the Minnesota Democratic Party’s “Woman of Distinction” award in 2008. An award-winning writer and editor (now retired) for business, human relations, entertainment, political, and technical publications, she is the communications director for Atheists for Human Rights, a nonprofit charity in Minneapolis, Minnesota.