More than two centuries after the Age of Reason culminated in the French Revolution, modern society still operates based on assumptions and attitudes formed by our ancient myths. Propagated by organized religion, these myths not only hamper efforts to apply reason to our problems, but foster violent conflicts that threaten global security
Myths of the Tribe: When Religion and Ethics Diverge illustrates the negative historical impact of our major religions and their detrimental impact on modern society. Author David Rich demonstrates how centuries' old philosophy, doctrines, and belief systems plague our everyday lives, our political arena, and the way we function in the modern world.
As relevant today as it was when first published by Prometheus Books in 1993, Myths of the Tribe has been updated in its second edition with new data reflecting our views on religion and social mores in the twenty-first century.
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About the Author
David Rich is a worldly author who has lived in almost every country on Earth, traveling far and wide. His love of the vagabond life began on his childhood ranch in Colorado when his mother introduced him to music and travel. He then had the opportunity to tour with the fighting 529th Air Force Band, before graduating the University of Colorado and the University of Chicago Law School. After a career as a law professor, trial lawyer, and Assistant Attorney General, David retired in his forties to become a sailing captain, pilot, and full-time traveler. He has since written dozens of travel stories for popular publications, novels, non-fiction books, and absurdly true travel guides.