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Create Your Own Religion

Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book without Instructions by Daniele Bolelli, from Disinformation Books, is a new release you may find interesting.

Daniele Bolelli's Create Your Own Religion from Disinformation Books

 

Create Your Own Religion is a call to arms—an open invitation to question all the values, beliefs, and worldviews that humanity has so far held as sacred in order to find the answers we need to the very practical problems facing us.

Writer, philosopher, and professor of comparative religion, Daniele Bolelli, leads the reader through three thousand years of mythology, misogyny, misinformation, and the flat-out lies about “revealed truth” that continue to muddle our ability to live a peaceful life, free of guilt and shame and the ultimate fear of death.” [via]

 

The email announcement about this book from Red Wheel Weiser was sent with both the provocative subject line “Avoid the Pitfalls of Blind Faith” and tag line of “Ditch the Dogma and Create your Own Spiritual Blueprint.”

I’m reminded of a paraphrase of the K & C of one’s HGA as becoming the priest of one’s own religion. This may appeal to those with a general interest in open source spirituality and open source religion, such as the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn; and, also, perhaps, those people who would be attracted to Rev Ivan Stang’s Cult Creation and Management focus in his Maybe Logic Academy course SubGenius Initiation.

Hell: Warm Words on the Cheerful and Comforting Doctrine of Eternal Damnation

You may be interested in Hell: Warm Words on the Cheerful and Comforting Doctrine of Eternal Damnation by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, newly added to over at Project Gutenberg.

“THE idea of a hell was born of revenge and brutality on the one side, and cowardice on the other. In my judgment the American people are too brave, too charitable, too generous, too magnanimous, to believe in the infamous dogma of an eternal hell. I have no respect for any human being who believes in it. I have no respect for any man who preaches it. I have no respect for the man who will pollute the imagination of childhood with that infamous lie. I have no respect for the man who will add to the sorrows of this world with the frightful dogma. I have no respect for any man who endeavours to put that infinite cloud, that infinite shadow, over the heart of humanity.”

“Every religion, then, has charged every other religion with having been an unmitigated fraud; and yet, if any man had ever seen the miracle himself, his mind would be prepared to believe that another man had seen the same thing. Whenever a man appeals to a miracle he tells-what is not true. Truth relies upon reason, and the undeviating course of all the laws of nature.”

“Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to protect the rights of man, I am a rebel. Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to give man liberty, to clothe him in all his just rights, I am on the side of that rebellion. I deny that rulers are crowned by the Most High; the rulers are the people, and the presidents and others are but the servants of the people. All authority comes from the people, and not from the aristocracy of the air.”