50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion

50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion

Daniele Bolelli

If you are awaiting the world's "Holy males" to inform you the reality approximately their religions, do you consider they're going to point out that:

  • The Tao Te Ching used to be in simple terms created simply because Lao Tzu was once thrown in penal complex via a disciple who did not want to permit him depart city with no writing down his teachings?
  • "Passover" celebrates God killing all firstborn Egyptian childrens whereas Jewish houses have been "passed over" by means of the angel of death?
  • Shinto, a nature-loving, mellow faith, used to be remodeled by way of the japanese executive right into a nationalistic ideology selling "holy" war?

Adding to its well known 50 issues you are not speculated to Know sequence, Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelli--writer, professor of comparative faith, and well known martial arts practitioner and philosopher--to take on an ever extra critical and significant subject: well known misconceptions approximately faith. between different revelations:

  • Carpocrates, an early Christian, argued that intercourse orgies have been a key to heaven.
  • Prostitution was once a non secular responsibility in Mesopotamian temples.
  • The significant chinese language religions (Taoism and Confucianism) are thoroughly at odds with one another and but are frequently practiced together.
  • Despite having persecuted Jews for 2,000 years, Christian fundamentalists are Israel's largest supporters.

Capturing simply the correct stability of in-depth wisdom, recognize, humor and irreverence, Bolelli takes an ecumenical method of the duty, revealing astonishing, stunning, and little-known evidence concerning the "big 3" religions but in addition many extra, together with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and, after all, the more and more well known non-religion: atheism.

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