The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions (Revised by Huston Smith

By Huston Smith

Huston Smith's masterpiece explores the basic parts and teachings of the world's fundamental faiths, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and the local traditions of Australia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Emphasizing the inner--rather than the institutional--dimension of those religions, Smith devotes specific realization to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Sufism, and the lessons of Jesus. He convincingly conveys the original charm and presents of every of the traditions and divulges their carry at the human middle and mind's eye.

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The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom by Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

By Timothy Freke, Peter Gandy

Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, authors of The Jesus Mysteries and Jesus and the misplaced Goddess, go back with a strong indictment of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic fundamentalism and a passionate reinterpretation of Gnostic spirituality. in keeping with Freke and Gandy, religiously encouraged acts of violence, equivalent to the assaults on Sept. 11, are not anything new. they're the continuation of a protracted and bloody heritage of brutality as a result of mistaking weird and wonderful outdated books for the note of God. The time has come to finish non secular intolerance and get up to oneness through rediscovering the Gnostic approach of reworking oneself and the world.

Freke and Gandy's Incendiary New publication Is a warning call to the World

What if the outdated testomony is a piece of fiction, Jesus by no means existed, and Muhammad used to be a mobster?

What if the Bible and the Qur’an are works of political propaganda created through Taliban-like fundamentalists to justify this kind of non secular violence we're witnessing on the earth today?

What if there's a giant concept that may possibly loose us from the us-versus-them global created via faith and give the chance for us to actually love our neighbors—and even our enemies?

What whether it is attainable to evoke to a profound kingdom of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolized by means of the enigmatic determine of the giggling Jesus?

Discover for your self Why the Gnostic Jesus Laughs

From the Hardcover variation.

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God probably doesn't exist by Patrick Lindenfors

By Patrick Lindenfors

This e-book is ready no longer believing in God.

It’s that easy. God most likely doesn’t exist.

The first individual to invent a god immediately became all those that didn't invent gods into non-believers.?It continues to be that manner; everyone seems to be born a non-believer. Believing in a god is whatever that you need to examine. nobody believes in all gods. (No one even is familiar with the names of all gods.) most folk think in virtually no gods. those that don't think in any gods simply upload yet one more god to the checklist of gods they don’t think in. the matter is if one faith is correct, the others has to be fake. You don’t need to be a non-believer to appreciate that – the religions say so themselves.

Patrick Lindenfors has written a wise and funny booklet approximately now not believing. Targetting commonly teens, the booklet urges readers to imagine for themselves. The illustrations are made via Vanja Schelin.

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Jesus Never Lived! Volume 2 Jesus and Plato on Hell by Laurence E. Dalton, Shirley Strutton Dalton

By Laurence E. Dalton, Shirley Strutton Dalton

In our sequence at the nonexistence of Jesus Christ the most proof is located in “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 1 Jesus Christ: A Pagan Myth.” “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 2 Jesus and Plato on Hell” is a supplemental quantity which examines the Pagan perspectives on how one is stored and at the afterlife as present in Plato and the Stoic writings of Seneca. those pagan perspectives are then in comparison with the Christian perspectives present in the Gospel of Mark and within the letters of Paul. Our end is that Christian perspectives on salvation and the character of the afterlife have been derived from the pagan global, therefore supplying extra facts for the legendary Jesus. Jesus Christ by no means lived. Jesus is a pagan delusion. Christ is a literary fiction. “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 2 Jesus and Plato on Hell” solutions the next questions: half 1 Do solid deeds by myself keep humans? religion and solid deeds? religion by myself? Do bloody sacrifices store us? used to be no longer the legendary Jesus a bloody sacrifice? half 2 Why does a superb and strong God no longer spoil evil? half three Is there a Hell and Heaven? Do people have unfastened will or does God ensure every little thing? Why did the legendary Jesus think that every one non-Christians visit Hell? Why did legendary Jesus think that the majority Christians visit Hell? Is it ethical for God to trick people so they will visit Hell? Why did Christians borrow the ideals on salvation and at the afterlife from the traditional pagans? Why did Thomas Jefferson think that institutionalized Christianity was once “a perverted religion?” For extra, see the glance inside of function for the desk of Contents, and so forth. additionally, see: “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity 1 Jesus Christ: A Pagan Myth”: presents proof for the concept the foundation of Christianity used to be pagan. Jesus by no means existed; he was once the pagan construction of a few of the Paulinists (followers of the apostle Paul). “Jesus by no means Lived! quantity three The Pagan Morals of Jesus Christ” offers supplementary facts that Jesus is a pagan fantasy by way of exhibiting that Christian ethics have been derived from the pagan global, relatively from the Roman Stoics.

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