By Daniele Bolelli
If you are looking ahead to the world's "Holy males" to inform you the reality approximately their religions, do you consider they will point out that:
The Tao Te Ching used to be merely created simply because Lao Tzu used to be thrown in penitentiary via a disciple who didn't wish to allow him depart city with out writing down his teachings?"Passover" celebrates God killing all firstborn Egyptian young children whereas Jewish houses have been "passed over" via the angel of death?Shinto, a nature-loving, mellow faith, was once reworked by means of the japanese govt right into a nationalistic ideology selling "holy" war?
Carpocrates, an early Christian, argued that intercourse orgies have been a key to heaven.Prostitution used to be a spiritual accountability 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 suitable stability of in-depth wisdom, appreciate, humor and irreverence, Bolelli takes an ecumenical method of the duty, revealing awesome, stunning, and little-known proof concerning the "big 3" religions but additionally many extra, together with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and, in fact, the more and more well known non-religion: atheism.
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50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion by Daniele Bolelli