Lens #2 Seeing America as a Story


When we began this crazy assignment, we didn’t see America as a story. You were just another of our enemies.

But we are now so grateful to Salman Rushdie for helping us to change our way of seeing…


We need all of us, whatever our background, to constantly examine the stories inside which and with which we live. We all live in stories, so called grand narratives. Nation is a story. Family is a story. Religion is a story. Community is a story. We all live within and with these narratives.

Salman Rushdie, Secular Values, Human Rights and Islamism, Point of Inquiry, October 27, 2006

And so…

We Began to See America as a Story


Your country’s history reads like a novel–a very compelling story.

And so, we are asking ourselves another crazy question — if Christianity is the story we are in

Is It Possible Your God Planted the United States?


In your nation’s story, your Founders embraced something unprecedented in world history, which is still unequaled even to today…

Your God is the Necessary Being in America’s Unique Formula of Freedom


It looks to us like your founders intended for your country to bask in these waters…

The Identity Fountain of Freedom


Your founders set out a unique quest for government, unlike any other nation in the history of the world.

The Quest of the American Founders


But, you have to face a difficult reality…

The Quest of America’s Founders Has Always Been Unfulfilled


And yet, we also found…

The Identity Fountain of Freedom Survived Into the 20th Century


What a unique story America is. So, we understand why you are so angry about this beautiful story slipping away from you. And, it is slipping away. You are not the same country that your founders so carefully gifted you with. For…

There Has Been a Massive Change in the Story of America