For centuries, religious hostilities have spawned cruelty and killing. Order books by James A. Haught now The animal walked through a Muslim holy ground at Moradabad, near New The history of religion is a horror story. Holy horrors by James A. Haught; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Asesinato, Aspectos religiosos, Historia, History, Jihad, Murder.
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Paperbackpages. The content perhaps could have been organized more effectively as well, although I’m not sure which the best alternative would necessarily be. One account says that at King Ahuitzotl’s coronation, 80, prisoners were butchered to please the gods. The Wisdom of King Solomon. And, he intensified the Roman Inquisition, torturing and burning Catholics whose beliefs varied from official dogma.
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During the final period, communities were attacked and 60, Jews were killed. Trivia About Holy Horrors: In Peru, pre-Inca tribes killed children in temples called “houses of the moon. After his death, Pius was canonized a saint.
Many heed the late extremist preacher Jarnail Bhindranwale, who taught his followers that they have a “religious duty to hoky opponents to hell. Refresh and try again.
About stubborn Baha’is were executed in the early s, including women and teenagers. Haught By James A. In a rite to the maize goddess, a virgin danced for 24 hours, then was killed and skinned; her skin was worn by a priest in further dancing. When his army crushed the hated Irish Catholics, he ordered the execution of the surrendered defenders of Drogheda and their priests, calling it “a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches.
Horors decimating an Anglican army, Cromwell said, “God made them as stubble to our swords. Living with the Gods.
Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness by James A. Haught
The biggest problem is the lack of sourcing in the text. About 20, people were killed yearly to appease gods — especially the sun god, who needed daily “nourishment” of blood. The cartridges were greased with animal tallow.
One estimate states that Germany’s population dropped from 18 million to 4 million. Rose rated it did not like it Mar 12, About were actually buried before British governors stopped the ceremonies. Liz TheoharisThe Reverend Dr. Even Gandhi was killed by a Hindu who thought him too pro-Muslim.
Troops of both faiths went into a crazed mutiny, killing Europeans wantonly. Want to Read saving…. Jim Jones killed a visiting congressman and three newsmen, then administered cyanide to themselves and their children in a person suicide that shocked the world. Ronald Reagan often called religion the world’s mightiest force for good, “the bedrock of moral order. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the United Arab Emirates ina cook and a maid were sentenced to stoning for adultery — but, as a show of mercy, the execution was postponed until after the maid’s baby was born.
There is a bibliography at the end, but not even all the sources mentioned in the text are included there. Christopher rated it really liked it May 06, Published May 30th by Prometheus Books first published March 1st Lenape rated it really liked it Feb 11, Tantra of the Yoga Sutras. The Flagellants, an army of penitents who whipped themselves bloody, stormed the Jewish quarter of Frankfurt in a gruesome horrorx. The Azariqis decreed death to all “sinners” and their families.
Only when faith baught its force can a society hope to become humane.
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To appease a feathered-serpent god, maidens were drowned in sacred wells and other victims either had their hearts cut out, were shot with arrows, or were beheaded. Other persecutions continued for two centuries, until the French Revolution. Preaching Quaker beliefs was a capital offense.
Estimates of the hajght executed vary fromto 2 million.
Holy Horrors chronicles the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times to holh present, including such historic massacres as the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars against heretics, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the Reformation, and such atrocities as the Holocaust, the seemingly insoluble Catholic-Protestant schism in Northern Ireland, religious tribalism in Lebanon, and the barbaric cruelty of the theocracy in Iran.
I expect that most of what he’s describing here is pretty much the case, but this is exactly the sort of book that could use a ton of good scholarly secondary sources on which to build its case. If there was a “pulp fiction” category of non fiction, this book would hsught it. What an eye opener. This book I hauhht about on the book list for the Church of Satan. Nov 27, Steve rated it it was ok Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.