By Daniele Bolelli
If you are looking ahead to the world's "Holy males" to inform you the reality approximately their religions, do you feel they will point out that:
The Tao Te Ching used to be basically created simply because Lao Tzu used to be thrown in prison through a disciple who didn't wish to enable him go away city with out writing down his teachings?"Passover" celebrates God killing all firstborn Egyptian teenagers whereas Jewish houses have been "passed over" by means of the angel of death?Shinto, a nature-loving, mellow faith, was once reworked by way of 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 accountability 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 precise stability of in-depth wisdom, recognize, humor and irreverence, Bolelli takes an ecumenical method of the duty, revealing remarkable, stunning, and little-known proof concerning the "big 3" religions but additionally many extra, together with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and, after all, the more and more well known non-religion: atheism.
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