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by Daniele Bolelli

Free eBook 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion download ISBN: 1934708690
Author: Daniele Bolelli
Publisher: Disinformation Books (December 20, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 192
Category: Religion
Subcategory: Other Eastern Religions and Sacred Texts
Size MP3: 1332 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion, .

Adding to its popular 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know series, Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelli-writer, professor of comparative religion, and renowned martial arts practitioner and philosopher-to tackle an ever more serious and important.

Adding to its popular 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know series, Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelli-writer, professor of comparative religion, and renowned martial arts practitioner and philosopher-to tackle an ever more serious and important topic: popular misconceptions about religion. Among other revelations: Carpocrates, an early Christian, argued that sex orgies were a key to heaven. Prostitution was a religious duty in Mesopotamian temples

As it's often the case, myth is much prettier than reality.

As it's often the case, myth is much prettier than reality. It is true that the early Puritans very much resented being persecuted by other Protestants back in England, but this didn't mean they had. anything against persecuting others. They just didn't like their place in the persecution-game, not the game itself. This is why when they had power they happily cracked down on Quakers, and on any other religious dissidents. When early Puritanism began to lose its drive, a general acceptance of other forms of Protestantism spread.

Series: Things You're Not Supposed to Know. The title of the book may be a little sensational so that you pick it up and give it a try, but you probably already know if this book is up your alley or not--let's be real. I feel that Bolelli has an engaging voice as a writer, and he's able to tell engaging stories about our various religions without coming off as incredibly condescending. His desire to instruct and teach comes through in the text. Probably a step above a coffee table book in my opinion, but I'll end up reading it several more times and most certainly lending it out.

Adding to its popular 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know series, Disinformation has .

Adding to its popular 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know series, Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelliwriter, professor of comparative religion, and renowned martial arts practitioner and philosopherto tackle an ever more serious and important topic: popular misconceptions about religion. Capturing just the right balance of in-depth knowledge, respect, humor and irreverence, Bolelli takes an ecumenical approach to the task, revealing surprising, shocking, and little-known facts about the "big three" religions but also many more, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and, of course, the increasingly popular non-religion: atheism.

Bolelli: Many people love indulging in the very unhealthy habit of devoting their lives to one thing and one thing only. This makes for very boring human beings

Others chapters focus on topics that may be better known but are shown under a new light. Bolelli: Many people love indulging in the very unhealthy habit of devoting their lives to one thing and one thing only. This makes for very boring human beings. Life is greater and much more interesting than any one specific field.

I loved this book! Bolelli explores the story behind world religion. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. even Pastafarians get a mention. Some stories are cute. Others are just disturbing. All of them enlightening. Highly recommended for those who don't take religion seriously.

Published 2012 by Disinformation.

Adding to its popular 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know series, Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelli - writer, professor of comparative religion, and renowned martial arts practitioner and philosopher - to tackle an ever more serious and important topic: popular.

Adding to its popular 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know series, Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelli - writer, professor of comparative religion, and renowned martial arts practitioner and philosopher - to tackle an ever more serious and important topic: popular misconceptions about religion.

Daniele Bolelli is a historian, author, martial artist and podcaster. He has two awesome podcasts; History on Fire in which he tells fascinating stories about history, and The Drunken Taoist. He has also written books like Create Your Own Religion.

If you're waiting for the world's "Holy Men" to tell you the truth about their religions, do you suppose they'll mention that:The Tao Te Ching was only created because Lao Tzu was thrown in jail by a disciple who didn't want to let him leave town without writing down his teachings?"Passover" celebrates God killing all firstborn Egyptian kids while Jewish homes were "passed over" by the angel of death?Shinto, a nature-loving, mellow religion, was transformed by the Japanese government into a nationalistic ideology promoting "holy" war?

Adding to its popular 50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know series, Disinformation has teamed with Daniele Bolelli―writer, professor of comparative religion, and renowned martial arts practitioner and philosopher―to tackle an ever more serious and important topic: popular misconceptions about religion. Among other revelations:Carpocrates, an early Christian, argued that sex orgies were a key to heaven.Prostitution was a religious duty in Mesopotamian temples.The two major Chinese religions (Taoism and Confucianism) are completely at odds with each other and yet are often practiced together.Despite having persecuted Jews for 2,000 years, Christian fundamentalists are Israel's biggest supporters.

Capturing just the right balance of in-depth knowledge, respect, humor and irreverence, Bolelli takes an ecumenical approach to the task, revealing surprising, shocking, and little-known facts about the "big three" religions but also many more, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and, of course, the increasingly popular non-religion: atheism.

User reviews
Whitescar
For some unknown reason, the Kindle version had more grammatical errors than I figured a widely-published book would have, but that doesn't stop the details and gist of Bolelli's message from getting through. He's funny, at times sardonic, and tries to approach religion (which, naturally, people are easily up-in-arms about) with levity and ease. He doesn't just gang up on Christianity (even though it looks like they might have gotten more swipes than any other denomination, but, now knowing the stories he used, I can see why), trying instead to spread the wealth around a little.

The title of the book may be a little sensational so that you pick it up and give it a try, but you probably already know if this book is up your alley or not---let's be real. I feel that Bolelli has an engaging voice as a writer, and he's able to tell engaging stories about our various religions without coming off as incredibly condescending. His desire to instruct and teach comes through in the text. Probably a step above a coffee table book in my opinion, but I'll end up reading it several more times and most certainly lending it out.
lucky kitten
I wasn't too sure what to expect from this book. Being an atheist, I don't really care much about religion but can't stand to hear people bashing religious people...to each their own. But this book was actually intelligent. Sure it pointed out flaws in religions and poked a little fun here and there but provided the facts to be able to do so.
Gavinrage
I really enjoyed reading this book, it's a page turner! The author managed to convey historical information in a funny and lighthearted manner. This book does a great job depicting individuals throughout history letting their egoistic pride get the best of them. Providing humble readers with pages and pages of funny stories.
Kalv
Great book amongst a great series. A little slow at times but for the most part there are some really interesting facts. It's also written with a sense of humor so it really made the read enjoyable
Felolune
I first came upon the book through a book club and a Joe Rogan Podcast episode and decided to buy it when I got my Kindle. The book is well written in a slightly amused "bet, you didn't think this happened" way which reminds you of that professor you had in college who would keep the class interesting. It goes through a lot of facts and asides from major events and aspects of religious lore and dates, etc. while explaining the events (gruesome and horrible truths from man's history) in a concise and interesting way.

Not by any stretch an authority book, but definitely well written, researched and fun way to learn a little more about our murky pasts full of killing, torture and general bad behavior in the name of religion.

Good buy and an excellent plane ride read.
Risky Strong Dromedary
I really enjoyed this book. It is a fun collection of lesser known stories that is well written and very enjoyable to read. I have read it multiple times and keep it on my coffee table to offer to guests that I think would enjoy it.
White_Nigga
Each of the stories are perfect for bathroom reading. I find myself reading it in his accent for some reason. Go listen to the Drunken Taoist Podcast...its hilarious, entertaining, and I end up learning something, just like reading this book.
It is a cute read with some interesting facts that are fun to tell people, but don't expect more than that.