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The plain truth about God-101 (what the church doesn't want

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Allan W Janssen

The plain truth about God-101 (what the church doesn't want

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Book DescriptionAllan W. Janssen has published: "The Plain truth About God-101 (what the church doesn't want you to know)." God-101 presents a fascinating insight into how the original "cult" teachings of Jesus were altered by Greek philosophy, Pagan beliefs and Pauline thought to become the sayings of "The Christ" and the basis of our modern Bible. God-101 gives an analysis of how the "priesthood" has corrupted Christianity and the other major religions. It shows how "Dogma" has led to the polarization of different sects within the same religion, (Catholic/Protestant - Shiite/Sunni) and how religious strife affects society as a whole, including the upcoming world - wide clash between Christianity and Islam! The book can be reviewed at www.God-101.com or groups.msn.com/God-101 From the PublisherBook Description This book comes in two parts. The first half looks at how we as a civilization got to where we are now in our physical and spiritual development. The second half allows us to take a long look at ourselves as a people. It examines our beliefs, and the practices of the "priesthood and organized religion," that has made our world here in the twenty first century the way it is! This book has attempted to separate the fact of a "God" from the myths of humanity that have so shaped our lives. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. Amazon www.amazon.com/gp/product...F8&s=booksPerhaps the greatest sin of the Western churches (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) has been the particular brand of narcissism that impels so many to feel they have God all sewn up and put in their back pocket. People who think that they not only have a ticket to heaven, but anyone who disagrees with them is going straight to hell! They believe in God, but do not believe that God is bigger than their own theology. In their arrogance they do not realized that God is not theirs to possess! -Paraphrased from M. Scott Peck. This book comes in two parts. The first half looks at how we as a civilization got to where we are now in our physical and spiritual development. The second half allows us to take a long look at ourselves as a people and a civilization. It examines our religious beliefs and the practices of the "priesthood" that have made our world here in the twenty first century the way it is! My hope in writing this book is to have people come back to God without the trappings and false impressions that have been fostered on us by organized religion over the centuries. Spirituality is what brings us closer to the Divine while the practices of the "priest-hood" or "priest-craft" leads us in the opposite direction and could even be called the devils work. What I object to is the human trait of forming special interest groups whose purpose is to give only their explanation of God, and, making proclamations and laws in God's name. This to me is the height of human arrogance and self-deception. We can look with awe and reverence upon God but the minute we put ourselves into the position of interpreters of "Gods Will" it seems to suggest a perversion of God's works. Probably the best example of this is the fact that some of the greatest wars and atrocities in humanity's history have been perpetrated in the name of "religion!" Historically, the study of religion was central to the discipline of sociology, with early figures such as Durkheim and Max Weber writing extensively on the role and function of religion in human society. Social scientists who study religion perform a vital function in helping journalists and the general public make sense of religious themes. They study how religion influences television, political conflicts, personal issues such as abortion and homosexuality, and highly publicized "cult" tragedies. They also examine the collision course that Christianity and Islam seem to be on! The discipline of sociology of religion has much to teach about how religion functions for the individual and in society. Unfortunately, research done by sociologists of religion seldom filters out of the "ivory towers" to those "in the trenches." Allan W Janssen
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Misquoting Jesus

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I just picked up a book called "Misquoting Jesus: The story behind who changed the bible and why" By Bart D. Ehrman.I'm only a few pages into it and it's pretty fascinating. A lot of the doctrine in modern religion seems to be based upon typos...
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