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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, truthful account of White Supremacy, 24 Aug 1998
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This review is from: Soldiers of God (Hardcover)
The authors of this book need to be commended for their work. For the first time, the views of a wide array of white supremacists are presented without snide comments or constant attacks. Instead, the authors have presented the facts and let the reader conclude the validity of the arguments made by the KKK, WAR, etc. This is the only true way to combat such views is open, honest discussion and not screaming fits (a la "Geraldo", "Donahue").
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly scary, 16 Jun 1998
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This review is from: Soldiers of God (Hardcover)
The authors are to be commended for letting their subjects speak for themselves, rather than presenting the reader with an editorial on the evils of white supremacist movements and using selected quotations to back it up. That said, I find the book incredibly frightening: the members of the groups profiled have made the common mistake of confusing "We're sincere" and "We can find Biblical support for our beliefs" with "We're RIGHT." (In fact you can find Biblical justification for just about anything, but that's never stopped anyone.) They resent being lumped together with "racist groups" by the FBI et al., but they themselves lump all sorts of unrelated phenomena together and call it the Satanic plot to take over the world.
These groups may contend that they're not "racist," but according to the maxim attributed to the late Cardinal Cushing: if it walks like a duck, and swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, I say it's a duck.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book that tells the truth rather than twisting it, 11 Jun 1998
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This review is from: Soldiers of God (Hardcover)
This book is very informative for those that know nothing about the movement, and most people KNOW NOTHING. I encourage all White people to read this book and take to heart what it says. If you disagree with the Identity doctrine, try to disprove it. The beliefs are not only backed by Biblical truth, but as well as Historical proof. My praise to the authors for thier straight forward reporting. They said that they would not twist our words around, and they made good on the promise. Thank you Myra and Howard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars White Supremacy & the Christian Identity Movement, 5 July 2004
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James Wood "jimwood43" (SCOTLAND) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Soldiers of God (Hardcover)
I found this book easy to read with unbiased factual information and interviews with many of the leading characters within the white supremacy movement in the united states.
I would also like to point out that there is nothing new here if you have already read alot on this subject, but nevertheless it does give a basic overview and is not disrespectfull of the leading characters.
I would not say that the book is hate filled, but does give a different perspective of the readings of the Bible. All religions are based on differing views of these teachings, which is correct you have to decide alone.
I would not say that this book is aimed solely at the "racist", but can be read by just about anyone with an open mind. You have to form your own opinions and not be lead by misinformation of the media of today. Remembering that the media is just the workhorse of a capitalist society.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A detailed book exposing answers to many of my questions., 8 Jun 1998
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This review is from: Soldiers of God (Hardcover)
This book has answered many questions I have always had about white supremacists organizations and Identity Christianity. By using Bible quotes and personal interviews "Soldiers of God" makes it clear as to what, why and how these people derive their conclusions from the Bible. I recommend that everyone pick up a copy and read about these interesting people and their complicated beliefs.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truthful ,Unbiased,VeryEducational,Awakening MasterPiece, 31 July 1999
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This review is from: Soldiers of God (Hardcover)
The authors did a great job sticking to the facts,and not twisting the words of the people of whom they interviewed.Most books on these subjects are written with a leftist point of view.Where this book people are allowed to judge for themselves .Readers of this book will have a new imiage of the folks and organizations who are working to preserve thier heritage,faith,and thier daily strugles to do so.
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4.0 out of 5 stars frighteningly true account of continuing racism in America, 21 May 1998
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This is a frightening account of continued racism in America. The scariest part is that the real culprits look just like you and me. An excellent book about just how little things have changed since the Civil War. Frightening most of all because it is Texas, just north of Houston, 1998.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Appalling whitewash, 25 Mar 1999
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The authors present without comment the spurious "historical" and "scriptural" rationale for the so-called Christian Identity movement. While the authors state in their introduction that they themselves are not adherents of this belief-system, the implicit assumption of this book seems to be that all ideas and opinions are somehow equal to each other. It is truly frightening to think that ignorant people could read this book and become convinced of the dogmas of this hate-filled "religion."
While this book presents much valuable information about what these types believe, it is fatally flawed in its indulgent attitude toward its subject matter. A better choice for people wanting to understand Christian Identity and "religiously" rationalized hatred generally would be Michael Barkun's _Religion and the Racist Right._
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