By Daniele Bolelli
If you are looking ahead to the world's "Holy males" to inform you the reality approximately their religions, do you think they are going to point out that:
The Tao Te Ching used to be in basic terms created simply because Lao Tzu used to be thrown in penitentiary by way of a disciple who did not want to enable him go away city with no writing down his teachings?"Passover" celebrates God killing all firstborn Egyptian children whereas Jewish houses have been "passed over" by way of the angel of death?Shinto, a nature-loving, mellow faith, was once reworked via the japanese executive right into a nationalistic ideology selling "holy" war?
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 usually practiced together.Despite having persecuted Jews for 2,000 years, Christian fundamentalists are Israel's largest supporters.
Capturing simply the appropriate stability of in-depth wisdom, recognize, humor and irreverence, Bolelli takes an ecumenical method of the duty, revealing dazzling, surprising, and little-known proof concerning the "big 3" religions but in addition many extra, together with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and, after all, the more and more renowned non-religion: atheism.
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50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion by Daniele Bolelli