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By John Morreall

50 nice Myths approximately Religions is an fascinating, informative, and sometimes funny creation to a few of the lengthy status myths that encompass spiritual trust. This attractive publication gets its readers wondering how and why yes myths have arisen, and their carrying on with impression on our own and collective view of religion.
Offers a full of life, informative, and thought-provoking  creation to a couple of the typical misbeliefs surrounding religions

  • Discusses myths approximately non secular trust more often than not, in addition to particular rules that encompass Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, and agnosticism
  • Covers quite a lot of myths, from historical legends similar to the Bible forbidding beef being eaten since it factors sickness, to trendy city fables, reminiscent of Barack Obama being a Muslim
  • Unpacks each one fantasy in flip, explaining why it arose, how it...

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    Worship Is an Essential Part of Religion 6. Religion Is a Personal Matter 7. Science Will Eventually Replace Religion 8. Religion Causes Violence 3 Myths About Judaism, Jews, and Jewish Scripture Introduction 1. The Ancient Israelites Believed in One God 2. Moses Wrote the First Five Books of the Bible 3. The Book of Genesis Is Incompatible with the Theory of Evolution 4. Jews Believe They Were Chosen by God to Receive Special Privileges 5. The Jews Killed Jesus 6. Blood Libel: Jews Use Christian Blood in Their Rituals 7.

    Hanukkah Is for Jews What Christmas Is for Christians 4 Myths About Christianity, Christians, and Christian Scripture Introduction 1. The Four Gospels Are Eyewitnesses’ Accounts of the Life of Jesus 2. The Bible Says that When We Die, Our Souls Go to Heaven or Hell 3. Jesus Was Born on December 25 in a Stable in Bethlehem 4. Jesus Was a Christian 5. Jesus Preached Family Values 6. The Image of the Crucified Jesus Has Always Been Sacred to Christians 7. The Church Suppressed Science in the Middle Ages 8.

    Nonbelievers Have no Basis for Morality 3. Without Religious Belief, Life Has No Purpose 4. Atheism Is Just as Much a Matter of Faith as Religion Is Bonus Myths 1. ” 2. The Bible Forbids Eating Pork Because It Causes Illness 3. The Apocalypse Is the End of the World Foretold in Scripture 4. Satan and His Devils Torture Humans in Hell 5. Cherubs Are Cute, Childlike Angels 6. Christians Were Systematically Persecuted by the Romans 7. There Was a Female Pope Named Joan 8. com/wiley-blackwell. The right of John Morreall and Tamara Sonn to be identified as the authors of this work has been asserted in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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