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by Barbara G. Walker,Acharya S,D. M. Murdock

Free eBook Man Made God: A Collection of Essays download ISBN: 0979963141
Author: Barbara G. Walker,Acharya S,D. M. Murdock
Publisher: Stellar House Publishing, LLC (April 15, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 378
Category: Religion
Subcategory: Religious Studies
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Man Made God is a collection of interesting essays from the excellent author Barbara G. Walker. 2. As with any book of essays, some essays will be of more interest than others and at times can get a little dry.

Man Made God is a collection of interesting essays from the excellent author Barbara G. The critical essays are about the nature and history of religion and mythology from the female perspective. In a very compelling and educational manner the author exposes the truth behind man-made driven beliefs. However, few and far between. 3. Of course, there are some topics I wanted more depth of information, such as religion as big business and the concept of souls but now I'm just being greedy. In summary, this book exemplifies why I enjoy reading so much

Man Made God is a collection of interesting essays from the excellent author Barbara G. The book sheds light on the key differences between matriarchal and patriarchal societies. In summary, this book exemplifies why I enjoy reading so much. I highly recommend this book.

Man Made God: A Collection of Essays Extraordinary independent scholar Barbara G. Walker takes us through a. .Murdock's scholarship is relentless!. Murdock concerning the myth of Jesus Christ is certainly both valuable and worthy of consideration. Walker takes us through a riveting journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship, right up to Barbara's own personal experience raised a Christian. Dr. Kenneth L. Feder, Professor of Archaeology, Central Connecticut State University, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience In Archaeology.

DM Murdock (Acharya S. 2010 will see the publication by Stellar House Publishing of the great mythologist and women's religious studies master Barbara G. Walker's "Man Made God," a collection of her essays about religion, mythology and related aspects of life

DM Murdock (Acharya S). About DM Murdock. Franklin & Marshall College. Walker's "Man Made God," a collection of her essays about religion, mythology and related aspects of life. As usual, the impeccable Walker cuts to the chase and spells out religious history, comparative religion and the ancient goddess-worshipping cultures like they were.

Man Made God Barbara Walker, Foreword by . It is essentially a collection of previously published essays, so there is a small amount of repetition in some chapters, but it is easy to choose a topic and selectively read the appropriate chapter. Man Made God lays out convincing motive for why secrets are kept and why s are violently protected.

Dorothy Milne Murdock (March 27, 1960 – December 25, 2015), better known by her pen names Acharya S and D. M. Murdock, was an American writer supporting the Christ myth theory Jesus never existed as a historical person, but was rather a mingling of . Murdock, was an American writer supporting the Christ myth theory Jesus never existed as a historical person, but was rather a mingling of various pre-Christian myths, Sun deities and dying-and-rising deities. Her last published book is Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver.

Man Made God" is a series of articles by the author of "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myth's and Secrets

Man Made God" is a series of articles by the author of "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myth's and Secrets. Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Barbara G. Walker takes us through a journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship, right up to Barbara's own personal experience being raised a Christian.

Man Made God: A Collection of Essays (2010). The Barbara Walker Knitting Project A community-sourced artist book project by the Tatter Library to knit each entry of Barbara Walker's treasury. Belief and Unbelief (2014).

Man Made God" comprises a series of fascinating articles from the author of the classic best-seller "The Woman's .

Man Made God" comprises a series of fascinating articles from the author of the classic best-seller "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. Walker takes us through a riveting journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship, right up to Barbara's own personal experience being raised a Christian. In this remarkable collection, Walker turns a critical eye towards

"Man Made God" is a series of articles by the author of "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myth's and Secrets." Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Barbara G. Walker takes us through a journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship, right up to Barbara's own personal experience being raised a Christian. In this remarkable collection, Walker turns a critical eye towards: -Religion as big business -Religion's effects on children -The Bible as a "moral guide" and "history" -Biblical infallibility -The doctrine of "original sin" -The biblical attitude towards sexuality -God as "Father" -Church doctrine regarding women -Church history vis-à-vis the Dark Ages, Inquisition, and book- and witch-burning -Christian afterlife traditions -Traditional Christian origins -And much more... A brilliant exposé of the long lost history of religious ideology, including goddess worship, and a scathing indictment of the male-dominated cultus. No beating around the bush, no nitpicking details, no confused questioning of what was-Walker cuts straight to the heart with her profound understanding and matter-of-fact conclusions. A frank and exceptional analysis, this powerful book "Man Made God" unveils mysteries that have perplexed mankind for millennia, and unravels detrimental religious ideologies that have been plaguing humanity for equally long.
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Man Made God: A Collection of Essays by Barbara G. Walker

Man Made God is a collection of interesting essays from the excellent author Barbara G. Walker. The critical essays are about the nature and history of religion and mythology from the female perspective. In a very compelling and educational manner the author exposes the truth behind man-made driven beliefs. The book sheds light on the key differences between matriarchal and patriarchal societies.

Positives:
1. Great education of religious history from a woman's perspective. As a man, I take for granted that many of the religious beliefs in western culture are the product of male-conceived beliefs. For that alone, I thank Ms. Walker for the education.
2. Well researched and interesting history.
3. It's truly amazing how enlightening this book is. I had very little knowledge of the depths that men suppressed women through religion. Eye opening indeed.
4. The sins of the Church are so numerous...there are many examples provided in full detail. Massacres, genocides, infanticides, etc...
5. Some of the most controversial eye-opening biblical passages explained in direct, compelling manner.
6. Great quotes abound. Great reference material.
7. Many great freethinkers are referenced. I enjoyed the references to some of the lesser known female freethinkers in particular.
8. Sound use of logic and reasoning.
9. Some great explanations of religious concepts such as: blood as an essential substance of salvation, human sacrifice, doctrine of resurrection, afterlife, souls (always a personal favorite), original sin, and so many more.
10. A number of fascinating facts throughout the book. Did you know that biblical scholars have noted about 2,000 discrepancies in the Bible? I do now. You will also find out how many scientific errors have been found in the Bible too...it's in this good book, "Man Made God".
11. The best book bar none regarding Goddess worship and its evolution.
12. Critical thinkers will love this book.
13. It's a great book for all levels of scholarship.
14. Good job with the Kindle version. Links work well.

Negatives:
1. Repetitive at times but understandably so because it is a collection of essays.
2. As with any book of essays, some essays will be of more interest than others and at times can get a little dry. However, few and far between.
3. Of course, there are some topics I wanted more depth of information, such as religion as big business and the concept of souls but now I'm just being greedy. That being said, the extensive bibliography provides so many great resources to further quench my thirst of knowledge.

In summary, this book exemplifies why I enjoy reading so much. Barbara G. Walker and friends, provides so many well researched essays and so much knowledge that I am appreciative of her efforts. I highly recommend this book.
nadness
Ms. Walker brings the truth about religion out of the darkness and into the light to be examined. Her examination leaves out little of the ugly history of the patriarchal sky god religions. She has carefully referenced this work with an exhaustive listing of documentation both old and modern.

I did not mind the repetition of some information in the book as it is a compilation of her essays and articles-she mentions this at the beginning of the book.

It was very informative without being dry, as can sometimes happen with non-fiction work. She makes some very valid points, some of them are her own opinions, but with the research she cites throughout the book, it seems to me her conclusions are perfectly logical given the facts presented.

I daresay that most religious people will find great fault in the work, simply because people who hold tightly onto their religious faith are typically not very open to the idea that humans created gods in their own image and not the exact opposite, as has been endlessly promoted for millennia.

The ugliest and most heinous of human atrocities have been committed for centuries in the name of "God". They are ongoing to this very day.

My sincerest hope is that we may all become enlightened enough to leave the patriarchal, divisive and violent religions behind us and embrace not only compassion, tolerance, and love in a new spiritual belef system, but to pair the spritual with the scientific in order for humanity to evolve and move forward. If we don't embrace that kind of thinking, we will vanish from this earth. The planet will recover being raped, pillaged, strip-mined, and polluted. We humans though, cannot thrive in the hell on earth we have created.
Soustil
This is a book that I return to again and again! So fascinating to discover the origin of all religions and the power and reverence that women once held in the mystery of birth! Men were afraid and in awe and had nothing in the way of this creative power,until they began to realize that they played a part in this process too! And sadly, that's when things began to change when man, in a competitive bid for creative power came up with the Logos or word as a force of creation. "Man Made God" is the history of Mythology and the founding of all the worlds religions by men for men! What we now have in the world are Patriarchal religions where god and not the Goddess are dominate. With this book, I have discovered the falsehood of Christianity with it's origins found in early Mythology and manipulated and formed into something that has been passed off as being true, while women have been largely kept in the dark until now! This, I believe is a must read for all people interested in religion, but especially for women!
Kulasius
This book made me laugh, but mostly it made me cry. It made me grieve for the humongous loss of life and truly living in my own life and in others throughout time. It made me hope that the tables are turning and things will be a bit better for my children.
The authors validated many of my secret questioning a but shattered my already cracking "faith."

Very lightening and freeing words especially for a female who has felt the invisible hands pressing and squeezing and molding but feeling unable or ashamed of questioning ( I mean seriously all these smart, wonderful folks can't be wrong).

I would caution anyone who wants to read this book to seek support for when the house of cards comes crashing down.

Powerful ideas that could change the world...for better.