The highly regarded author of "King David" and "Moses" explores the roots of religious extremism. Perfectly suited to readers of Bernard Lewis and Karen Armstrong, "God Against the Gods" is a dramatic and eye-opening epic of the final struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world.The highly regarded author of "King David" and "Moses" explores the roots of religious extremism. Perfectly suited to readers of Bernard Lewis and Karen Armstrong, "God Against the Gods" is a dramatic and eye-opening epic of the final struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world.Read Less
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Perhaps the world would have been a much better place by now if monotheism had lost to polytheism. It was not until the advent of monotheism that we get Holy Wars and the killing of people because they did not believe in what one thought was the 'true faith.' Until the third and fourth centuries people were allowed to pretty much worship as they pleased, whichever gods and/or goddesses they wanted without fear of being tortured or killed. Paganism did not know of heresy, it was only with biblical monotheism that worshiping the wrong god was a crime punishable by death. It was when the "Christians" were able to use the power of the state that we have people being forced to believe and worship in a certain way or face death. While the modern world generally condemns the Taliban, they are only doing what the "Christians" of the Dark Ages did, destroy learning and force individuals to believe as they do.
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