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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Some were burned alive; boys were castrated. Hearts of sacrifice victims were cut out, and some bodies were eaten ceremoniously.

Even Gandhi was killed by a Hindu who thought him too pro-Muslim. In May Muslims hung dirty sandals on a Hindu leader’s portrait as a religious insult.

Cultural Bias and Social Conditioning. It was just one of hundreds of Catholic-Protestant ambushes that have taken hqught, lives in Ulster since age-old religious hostility turned violent again in Each wave was increasingly murderous.

Up to 40, Baha’is fled the country.

God will know his own. About Holy Horrors When you think of saints, you envision stained-glass pictures of piety. He writes nearly Gazette editorials a year, plus occasional personal columns and news articles. The Flagellants, an army of penitents who whipped themselves bloody, stormed the Jewish quarter of Frankfurt in a haughr massacre.

He came to Charleston, worked as a delivery boy, then became a teen-age apprentice printer at the Charleston Daily Mail in It also undermines his credibility that in his foreword the author uses the anthrax attacks as an example of a religiously motivated attack. The town council ohrrors, but the bishop’s exhortations roused a mob that invaded the ghetto and beat the residents to death. I expect that most of what he’s describing here is pretty much the hooly, but this is exactly the hauhgt of book that could use a ton of good sc This has a really worthwhile purpose but was disappointingly executed.


In Munster, Germany, Anabaptists took control of the city, drove out the clergymen, and proclaimed a New Zion.

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In he was named associate editor, and in he became editor. Haught has won 19 national news writing awards, and is author of eight books and 60 national magazine articles. On Saint Bartholomew’s Day inCatherine de Medicis secretly authorized Catholic dukes to send their soldiers into Huguenot neighborhoods and slaughter families.

Only when faith loses its force can a society hope to become humane. Ed rated it really liked it Nov 12, In a rite to the rain god, shrieking children were killed at several sites so that their tears might induce rain. Jim Bellows rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Elsewhere, sacrifice was sporadic. More than baught, were killed in this 17th-century bloodbath, and the Ukraine was split away from Poland to become part of the Orthodox Russian empire.

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Inquisitor Robert le Bourge sent people to the stake in a single week. Mobs dragged Sikhs from homes, stores, buses and trains, chopping and pounding them to death. 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.

Jamgon Mipham and Asanga. Adam Adkins rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Corey Alan rated it really liked it Apr 14, And, he intensified the Roman Inquisition, torturing and burning Catholics whose beliefs varied from official dogma.


Then splintering sects branded other Muslims as infidels and declared jihads against them. Or you can dismiss until our next donations drive typically at the beginning of October. When Munster finally fell, the chief Anabaptists were tortured to death with red-hot pincers and their bodies hung in iron cages from a church steeple.

Thugs were claiming about 20, lives a year in the s until British rulers stamped them out. Witch hysteria raged for three centuries in a dozen nations.

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The Logic horrorrs Miracles — Part 2: The history of religion is a horror story. They went on a murder rampage, stabbing and clubbing Hindus, who retaliated in kind. Three waves of pogroms ensued — in the s, from toand during the Russian Revolution.

Haught has spent more than 50 years as an investigative journalist, columnist, and author. And, he intensified the Roman Inquisition, torturing and burning Catholics whose beliefs varied from official dogma. I liked this book a lot though the author did repeat a few times and in chapters somes jumped around. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation.

If anyone doubts it, just review this chronicle of religion’s gore during the last 1, years or so:.