Damned Good Company

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Humanist Press, Jul 31, 2012 - History
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User Review  - IslandDave - LibraryThing

I received Damned Good Company as part of the LibraryThing Early Reviewers and have a long history of reading about philosophy, religion, atheism, agnosticism, and the histories thereof. Luis Grandos ... Read full review

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This is an enjoyable collection of historical stories that really hits home when considered in conjunction with some of the fundamentalist craziness in today's public discourse. It is said that history repeats itself, and this book underscores that idea. Good stuff. Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
Julian ys Augustine
Han Yii ys Hsientsung
Umayyad ys Hashimite
Frederick ys Gregory
Erasmus vs Luther
Spinoza vs Zevi
Caroline vs Smallpox
Mussolini and the Lateran Treaty
Terror
Nehru ys Candhi
Nasser ys BenGurion
Biko ys Malan
Hirsi Ali ys Qbama
Therefore
Bibliography

voltaire vs the Jesuits
Paine vs Tallevrand

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About the author (2012)

Luis Granados is a Washington, DC attorney and a student of the history of organized religion. He publishes a weekly article on www.luisgranados.com/blog relating a current headline to an episode from religious history, demonstrating how little things change from religion to religion, from century to century. These articles are now carried also by Secular News Daily and Rant & Reason, the blog of the American Humanist Association. Longer magazine articles on religious history have appeared within the last year in Secular Nation, Free Inquiry, and the Humanist. The author not an atheist. He is more of an agnostic/deist: a suspecter, not a believer. He resents being told what to do by people who claim to speak for God. “A large portion of what is wrong with the world, for a long time, has been caused by giving these frauds more credit than they deserve,” Granados said. “I want to embolden people to follow in the footsteps of the heroes of Damned Good Company, that the world may be run more on principles of ‘What makes sense?’ than on principles of ‘What did God say about that?’” Since 2005, Luis has practiced law on a half-time basis while devoting the other half to the study of the scandals of organized religion.

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