DWF focuses on the second half, the divisiveness of religion when it is entangled with secular government. What you read here is not so much against believers as against believers' religious beliefs forcibly impacting others through our laws and legal institutions. Most believers will be surprised and disappointed at how supposedly well-meaning ideas are carried to absurd extremes to justify dreadful public policies with sometimes horrifying effects.
In fact, there are some very good reasons there is a broad scholarly consensus on the matter and that it is held by scholars across a wide range of beliefs and backgrounds, including those who are atheists and agnostics (e.g.
In 1909 the American "freethinker" John Remsberg came up with a list of 42 ancient writers that he claimed "should" have mentioned Jesus and concluded their silence showed that Jesus ever existed.
But the list has been widely criticised for being contrived and fanciful.
Most importantly, this book shows how these entanglements corrupt our government and hurt all of us. I have been there, done that, seen it all and have for a very long time been fed up with seeing how ordinary citizens can complain about their government yet not do the simplest things to correct the problems. This taboo against openly challenging the harm done in the name of religion is at the heart of our culture war.
We can"t sit around waiting for a savior — we have to be our own saviors. "To readers who want to keep that taboo in place, this book is not for you.