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By John Morreall

50 nice Myths approximately Religions is an exciting, informative, and infrequently funny creation to a few of the lengthy status myths that encompass spiritual trust. This attractive ebook gets its readers brooding about how and why sure myths have arisen, and their carrying on with effect on our own and collective view of religion.
Offers a full of life, informative, and thought-provoking  advent to a couple of the typical misbeliefs surrounding religions

  • Discusses myths approximately non secular trust generally, in addition to particular principles that encompass Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism
  • Covers quite a lot of myths, from historical legends comparable to the Bible forbidding beef being eaten since it explanations ailment, to fashionable city fables, comparable to Barack Obama being a Muslim
  • Unpacks each one delusion in flip, explaining why it arose, how it...

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    Remember how God made Adam come alive in Genesis 2 − by breathing into his nostrils. The soul is thought of in the Bible as a thinner, lighter kind of stuff than the arms and legs. It’s what we now call a gas, rather than a solid, but it’s still material. Not only are there currently thousands of religions that are not about “the spiritual” as nonmaterial, then, but the religion that puts the most emphasis on “the spiritual” today − Christianity − started out with no concept of the nonmaterial, thinking of souls as a light kind of matter.

    Instead, he systematized ancient Chinese ideas about social relations and government, all of which were considered to be part of the great cosmic system. The teachings of Confucius focus on practical ways to achieve balance and live in harmony with the universe. Again, this involves all aspects of life, including work, education, the arts, and governing. Nonetheless, Christian missionaries and scholars created the category Confucianism as a species under the genus religion. They also lumped a miscellany of other traditional Chinese ideas and practices under the category Taoism, which they treated as another species under the genus religion when, in fact, Chinese people are generally not either Confucians or Taoists, but incorporate aspects of the teachings and rituals of both Confucian and Taoist traditions, as well as those of various Buddhist teachers in their daily lives.

    The Image of the Crucified Jesus Has Always Been Sacred to Christians 7. The Church Suppressed Science in the Middle Ages 8. Catholics Are Not Christians 9. The United States Was Founded as a Christian Country 5 Myths About Islam, Muslims, and the Qur’an Introduction 1. Most Muslims Are Arabs and All Arabs Are Muslim 2. Muslims Worship a Different God 3. The Qur’an Condemns Judaism and Christianity 4. “Jihad” Means Holy War 5. The Qur’an Encourages Violence 6. The Qur’an Condones Mistreatment of Women 7.

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