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What in God's Name: A Treasury of Religious Craziness, Crime and Crapola from Allah to Zeus, Buddha to Benedict XVI, Moses to Madonna, Krishna to Kabbalah to Knox, Calvin to Klein, Qaeda to Quetzalcoatl, Tom Aquinas to Thomas Cruise (Paperback)
  • What in God's Name: A Treasury of Religious Craziness, Crime and Crapola from Allah to Zeus, Buddha to Benedict XVI, Moses to Madonna, Krishna to Kabbalah to Knox, Calvin to Klein, Qaeda to Quetzalcoatl, Tom Aquinas to Thomas Cruise (Paperback)
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What in God's Name: A Treasury of Religious Craziness, Crime and Crapola from Allah to Zeus, Buddha to Benedict XVI, Moses to Madonna, Krishna to Kabbalah to Knox, Calvin to Klein, Qaeda to Quetzalcoatl, Tom Aquinas to Thomas Cruise (Paperback)

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From the creator of "The Quotable Atheist", here comes a laugh-out-loud funny and encyclopedic look at the world's religions in all their hypocritical, irrational and downright idiotic glory. Jack Huberman's "God Said to Abraham, Gimme a Son", is an encyclopedic treasury of religious absurdity. Armed with healthy skepticism and extensive knowledge of the world's religions, Huberman explores the less than palatable aspects of various religious dogmas - and the social and political strife that so often accompany religious zealotry. It exposes the absurd and disturbing with wit and humour, as well as an eye to the real-world implications of extremist religious doctrine. From justifying hundreds of thousands of ritual burnings of 'witches' over the years, to crusades and other euphemistically named-in-the-name-of-God genocidal acts, to the silencing of scientific greats like Copernicus and Galileo, Huberman's book is at once astonishing, hilarious and profound. Not only will this religious treasury appeal to trivia buffs (who will delight in learning about everything from the peculiarities of animism in the pre-Columbian Americas, to the rituals of pagans across the globe, to the contemporary madness of the Christian right), it will also appeal to those who hunger for a rational, insightful discourse on religion. Huberman is no atheistic zealot-he aims only to explore too-often superficially examined dogma, scrutinise histories of intolerance and persecution in the name of a higher power, and bring to accountability the individuals who have thrived though the tyranny of a supposedly divine mandate.

Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781568586090
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm

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