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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This enraged Muslims, to whom pigs are unclean, and Hindus, to whom cows are sacred.

Hundreds of massacres stemmed from this “blood libel. Three decades of combat turned central Europe into a wasteland of misery. To appease a feathered-serpent god, maidens were drowned in sacred wells and other victims either had their hearts cut out, were shot with arrows, or were beheaded. They went on a murder rampage, stabbing and clubbing Hindus, who retaliated in kind.

Calvin’s followers burned 58 “heretics,” including theologian Michael Servetus, who doubted the Trinity. Hysterical mobs slaughtered thousands of Jews in several countries. The history of religion is a horror story.

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About Holy Horrors When you think of saints, you envision stained-glass pictures of piety. More thanwere killed in this 17th-century bloodbath, and the Ukraine was hoerors away from Poland to become part of the Orthodox Russian empire.

After becoming pope, he sent Catholic troops to kill Huguenot Protestants in France. The Logic of Miracles — Part 4: Haught has won 19 national news writing awards, and is author of eight books and 60 national magazine articles. In a Sudanese holy man, Usman dan Fodio, waged a bloody jihad that broke the religious sway of the Sultan of Gobir.


Holy Horrors chronicles the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times to the present, including such historic massacres as the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars jqmes heretics, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the Reformation, and such atrocities as the Holocaust, the seemingly insoluble Catholic-Protestant schism in Northern Ireland, religious tribalism in Lebanon, and the barbaric cruelty of the theocracy in Iran.

In the Sudan in and66 thieves were axed in public. It began in when Protestant leaders threw two Catholic emissaries out of a Prague window into a dung heap. Jim Bellows rated it it was amazing Jul 30, But the poison lingered.

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Streets of Tehran were soaked with blood. The Future Is Open. After his death, Pius was canonized a saint. Many heed the late extremist preacher Jarnail Bhindranwale, who taught his followers that they have a “religious duty to send opponents to hell.

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

He writes nearly Gazette editorials a year, plus occasional personal columns and news articles. Adam Adkins rated it it was amazing Nov 19, The Logic of Miracles — Part 2: When the capital was moved to Mandalay, 56 “spotless” men were buried beneath the new city walls to sanctify and protect the city.


This arrangement continued several months, until The Charleston Gazette offered a full-time news job in By providing information which is nearly impossible to find elsewhere, the Secular Web has sought to level the playing field by offering arguments and evidence challenging supernatural beliefs.

Cultural Bias and Social Conditioning. Kath rated it it was ok Apr 09, After decimating an Anglican army, Cromwell said, “God made them as stubble to our swords. In early years, Muslim armies spread the faith rapidly: Muslims, who think pigs are an embodiment of Satan, blamed Hindus for the defilement.

Mobs dragged Sikhs from homes, stores, buses and trains, chopping and pounding them to death. In Pakistan ina year-old carpenter’s daughter was sentenced to be stoned to death for engaging in unmarried sex. Stay in Touch Sign up. This massacre touched off a six-week bloodbath in which Catholics murdered about 10, Huguenots.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel. The Logic of Miracles — Part 5: Trivia About Holy Horrors: Showing that God Exists. It was just one of hundreds of Catholic-Protestant ambushes that have taken 2, lives in Ulster since age-old religious hostility turned violent again in One estimate states that Germany’s population dropped from 18 million to 4 million.

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