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Posted May 20, 2009
Sometimes the Truth Hurts
This was a very interesting book on the history of Christianity. It would be to easy to dismiss this book by simply saying that you have to seperate the religion from the people that use it for their own purposes. While that might help people that find this book a bit to uncomfortable, it simply just doesn't justify & explain the terrible things that have constantly been going on under Christianity. I think a rational thinker will find this book as a very sad story on what has been forced on us by so many people.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 6, 2009
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A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing Indeed
Religious discussions can be emotionally charged. Worse, those presenting points of view often have an undisclosed agenda. Neither is the case with Ellerbe's The Dark Side of Religion. Ellerbe concisely and simply presents the history that organized religion would prefer you never read. That's understandable. The impact of learning these things can be significant and upsetting; for some, perhaps, life changing. This book is best read by adults who have a grounding in history and understand that any organization lead by mortals will have issues over time. Organized religion, in that sense, is no different than the history of organzied political parties, unions or big business.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 12, 2004
A broad view of Christian history
This book represents an new perspective on Christian history. Some freethinkers may see this as 'old hat,' but for beginning 'doubters' this book is an excellent starting point.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 1, 2001
Thanks For Telling It Like It Is.
This book should be required reading. Let everyone see the 'other side' of their religious history. Brainwashing from birth has worked so well so far that this book will more likely be hidden from everyone, or scoffed at by those who do read it. Anyone who can believe that the koala swam from Mt.Ararat in Turkey to Australia (how else did they get there?) will not want to read this book. It explodes too many myths like that. For the rest of us...... bravo to a refreshing breath of fresh air! Let's hear THE TRUTH, not fantastic myths from the Dark Ages. This book does just that. So, don't go looking for it on the 'best sellers' list (it stabs far too many consciousness' for that) but, for a great read this book is a must.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 7, 2012
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