Strange Birds from Zoroaster's Nest: An Overview of Revealed Religions
This is a book about religion, a human institution that can make us behave with utmost courage and love or with mindless hatred and violence. The roots of religion lie deep in the history of our species and in the unconscious minds of us all. There is a common core and many branches. A religion can begin in a burst of joy and enlightenment and then, within a thousand years, turn to pessimism and persecution. Every religion has a dark underbelly, and as the educated and economically thriving sector of the world separates faith from state, the world's poor and ignorant are embracing the darkest aspects of traditional religion. The Cold War was nothing compared to the religious wars that we are facing now and into the future.
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A sparkling marvel of a book. ...___... It helps us single-religionists see that our view is restricted. The author perceives the world sharply , and it is a joy to participate in her descriptions. ...___... Background from: ++ A HISTORY OF ZOROASTRIANISM, Vol 2, Under the Achaemenians ++ by Mary Boyce ISBN 9004065067 will expand how the reader sees the perception of God. ...___... Also, the view of the archeologist is seen in ++ THE BIBLE UNEARTHED ++ by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman (ISBN 0684869128) who carry the reader to the bible as it speaks from the rocks and foundations under the earth.