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doc ✓ An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness ☆ James A. Haught

doc ✓ An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness ☆ James A. Haught Ads the Catholic wars against heretics the Inuisition 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 The antiue woodcuts paintings prints and contemporary photographs that illustrate the book are at once gruesome and riveting This has a really worthwhile purpose but was disappointingly executed The biggest problem is the lack of sourcing in the text There is a bibliography at the end but not even all the sources mentioned in the text are included there Meanwhile there are freuently no sources cited in footnotes endnotes parenthetical citations or in the text otherwise I expect that most of what he's describing here is pretty much the case but this is exactly the sort of book that could use a ton of good scholarly secondary sources on which to build its caseIt also undermines his credibility that in his foreword the author uses the 2001 anthrax attacks as an example of a religiously motivated attack There doesn't really seem to be credible evidence now for the idea that it was Muslim terrorists behind that one after all and this makes him seem eager to find examples for thesis than concerned about carefully confirming that those examples are necessarily validThe content perhaps could have been organized effectively as well although I'm not sure which the best alternative would necessarily beDespite its genuine flaws though this does have value as a single focused source of information on religious atrocities of various sorts by and against various religious groups As long as you're willing to check that information in other sources before relying on it

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Read Holy Horrors mobi ´ An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness ¾ When you think of saints you envision stained glass pictures of piety But the truth can be horribly different Consider Saint Pius V As Grand Inuisitor he sent Catholic troops to kill 2000 Waldensian Protestants in south When you think of saints you envision stained glass pictures of piety But the truth can be horribly different Consider Saint Pius V As Grand Inuisitor he sent Catholic troops to kill 2000 Waldensian Protestants in southern Italy After becoming pope he sent Catholic troops to kill Huguenot Protestants in France Pius also launched the final crusade against Muslims sending a Christian naval arma What an eye opener Please read so you may NEVER forget the atrocities humans are able to inflict upon others in the name of their god

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Holy Horrors An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and MadnessDa to slaughter thousands in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 And he intensified the Roman Inuisition torturing and burning Catholics whose beliefs varied from official dogma After his death Pius was canonized a saint Heaven help usHoly Horrors chronicles the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times to the present including such historic massacres as the Crusades the Islamic jih This book I learned about on the book list for the Church of Satan I liked this book a lot though the author did repeat a few times and in chapters somes jumped around The worse part is that the author could probably write another just on the modern holy horrors we hear about in the news