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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Consider Saint Pius V: Intense beliefs produce intense hostility. Twenty alleged witches were killed and others imprisoned. During the final period, communities jamrs attacked and 60, Jews were killed.

The content perhaps could have been organized more effectively as well, although I’m not sure which the best alternative would necessarily be. Skepticism about Religion — Part 6: The number of victims has been estimated to be as high as 2 million.

Meanwhile, faith remains potent in the Third World, where it still produces familiar results. Preview — Holy Horrors by James A.

Streets of Tehran were soaked with blood. The Baha’i founder was imprisoned and executed in Lenape rated it really liked it Feb 11, Consider Saint Pius V: To appease a feathered-serpent god, maidens were drowned in hlrrors wells and other victims either had their hearts cut out, were shot with arrows, or were beheaded.

The witch craze was religious madness at its worst. The bishop of Munster began an armed siege. Feb 23, Matt rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. At Kanpur, hundreds of European women and children were massacred after being promised safe passage. Stay in Touch Sign up.


Four stubborn Quakers defied this law and were hanged. Kripal and Elizabeth G. But the poison lingered. This massacre touched off a six-week bloodbath in which Catholics murdered about 10, Huguenots. Calvin’s followers burned 58 “heretics,” including theologian Michael Servetus, uaught doubted the Trinity. After his death, Pius was canonized a saint.

Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness

Open Preview See a Problem? More than 3, were killed in Assam province in Lucius rated it it was amazing Jan 22, There is a bibliography at the end, but not even all the sources mentioned in the text are included there. Other victims were drowned, beheaded, burned or dropped from heights.

A moderate Muslim leader, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, was hanged for heresy in because he opposed these amputations. Jim Jones killed a visiting congressman and three newsmen, then administered cyanide to themselves and their children in a person suicide that shocked the world.

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Joe Sampson rated it it was amazing Jun 02, One account says that at King Ahuitzotl’s coronation, 80, prisoners were butchered to please the gods. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. During the past three centuries, religion gradually lost its power over life in Europe and America, and church horrors ended in the West. On Saint Bartholomew’s Day inCatherine de Medicis secretly authorized Catholic dukes to send their soldiers into Huguenot neighborhoods jamez slaughter families.


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He writes nearly Gazette editorials a year, plus occasional personal columns and news articles. Developing a yen to be a reporter, Jim volunteered to work without pay in the Daily Mail newsroom on his days off, to learn the norrors.

Historian Dagobert Runes said the long era of church persecution killed three and a half million Jews — and Hitler’s Final Solution was a secular continuation. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation.

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They drank the blood of some of the victims. After becoming pope, he sent Catholic troops to kill Huguenot Protestants in France.

Religion keeps the groups in horrord camps. Elizabeth I outlawed Catholicism and executed about Catholics. Under interrogation by Dominican priests, screaming victims were stretched, burned, pierced and broken on fiendish pain machines to make them confess to disbelief and to identify fellow transgressors.

Read it Forward Read it first. Also by James A. The cartridges were greased with animal tallow. This arrangement continued several months, until The Charleston Gazette offered a full-time news job in This has a really worthwhile purpose but was horror executed.