Everything You Know About God Is Wrong

Everything You Know About God Is Wrong

Book - 2007
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Perseus Publishing
Think you know God? Disinformation takes on religion as only they can.

In the new megaanthology from bestselling editor Russ Kick, more than fifty writers, reporters, and researchers invade the inner sanctum for an unrestrained look at the wild and wooly world of organized belief.

Richard Dawkins shows us the strange, scary properties of religion/ Neil Gaiman turns a biblical atrocity story into a comic (that almost sent a publisher to prison)/ Erik Davis looks at what happens when religion and California collide/ Mike Dash eyes stigmatics/ Douglas Rushkoff exposes the trouble with Judaism/ Paul Krassner reveals his "Confessions of an Atheist"/ and bestselling lexicographer Jonathon Green interprets the language of religious prejudice.

Among the dozens of other articles and essays, you'll find: a sweeping look at classical composers and Great American Songbook writers who were unbelievers, such as Irving Berlin, creator of "God Bless America"/ the definitive explanation of why America is not a Christian nation/ the bizarre, Catholicfundamentalist books by Mel Gibson's father/ eyepopping photos of bizarre religious objects and ceremonies, including snakehandlers and potsmoking children/ the thinly veiled antiSemitism in the Left Behind novels/ an extract from the rare, suppressed book The Sex Life of Brigham Young/ and rarely seen antireligious writings from Mark Twain and H.G. Wells.

Further topics include exorcisms, religious curses, Wicca, the Church of John Coltrane, crimes by clergy, death without God, Christian sex manuals, the "exgay" movement, failed prophecies, bizarre theology, religious bowling, atheist rock and roll, "how to be a good Christian," an entertaining look at the best (and worst) books on religion, and much more.

Publisher: New York : Disinformation ; London : Virgin [distributor], 2007
ISBN: 9781932857597
Branch Call Number: 200 EVE
Characteristics: 387 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Kick, Russell


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May 04, 2019

Religion is wackadoo, and here's proof. A really great read for sas people. Those who are offended by the articles are the ones who need to read it the most. lol

Sep 04, 2014

Seems to contain a lot of good information. Personally however, I dislike the magazine-like format. I would have preferred a format that spent a little more time on each idea, but that's simply opinion. If you're looking for an encyclopedia of ridiculousness done by the religious, this might be the book for you.

Aug 25, 2011

An excellent read for anyone who wants to know a few of the heartaches and utter nonsense that has been perpetuated in the name of religion.


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