Mythologies Vs. Rationalism
Most religious people are by chance born into one of the major established
religions. It reflects the same fact that you will speak the language of the
country in which you are born. The majority of families will practice one, but
occasionally some will practice two different religions. Most will be
thoroughly indoctrinated into the "mysteries" of their particular faith. Few,
if any though, will ever question the veracity or delve into the source of the
documents upon which their religion is based. Few will ever explore the long
history of the religion to which they now stake a claim. A religion to which
they now pledge their allegiance, their tithes and in many cases, their lives.
In these chapters we'll sort through the Concepts, the Texts and the History of
the three major Western religions. With an estimated 900 writers, editors and
translators involved in the production of the big three major religious texts,
I'll point out the many contradictory, often bizarre and "lifted" texts from
previous pagan religions. Included are some very interesting charts comparing
the life of Egyptian god/man Horus (550 b.c.) to the life of Jesus. There is a
brief history of religion; highlights dating from 1500 b.c. through the
present. And, there is a chapter entitled "Pictures at an Inquisition." After
experiencing the hidden side of organized religion, I’m confident you'll agree it's time to leave the myths of the past in the past,
and begin to look at the world, for the world's sake, with rational eyes.
– Tommie O’Brien
"Every women should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a women.”
– St. Clement of Alexandria, 2nd Century
Slaves be obedient to all those who are your earthly masters, face them with
fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you would to Christ...
– Ephesians 6: 5
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Apostle, and strive
with might and main for mischief throughout the land is: execution, or
crucification, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or
exile from the land: that is to be their disgrace now, and a heavy punishment
in the hereafter.
– Surah 5.38
"... leave nothing alive that draws breath. Completely destroy them... as the
Lord your God has commanded you..."
– Deuteronomy 20: 16
A man who loves his son will beat him frequently so that in later years the son
will be his comfort.
– Ecclesiasticus 30: 1
"If women become tired or even die, that does not matter. Let them die in
childbirth, that is why they are there.”
– Martin Luther