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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Showing that God Exists. At least 2, Spanish backsliders were burned. In a Sudanese jamrs man, Usman dan Fodio, waged a bloody jihad that broke the religious sway of the Sultan of Gobir. He writes nearly Gazette editorials a year, plus occasional personal columns and news articles.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Flagellants, an army of penitents who whipped themselves bloody, stormed the Jewish quarter of Frankfurt in a gruesome massacre. In Munster, Germany, Anabaptists took control of the city, drove out the clergymen, and proclaimed a New Zion.

In the s fear of witches seized the colony. Please read so you may NEVER forget the atrocities humans are able to inflict upon others in the name of their god! In early years, Muslim armies spread the faith rapidly: Jun 03, Jess rated it liked it. Thugs were claiming about 20, lives a year in the s until British rulers stamped them out.

Lord Grim rated it it was amazing Aug 19, In a rite to the rain god, shrieking children were killed at several sites so that their tears might induce rain. Pope Innocent IV authorized torture.


Haught was born in in a small West Virginia farm town that had no electricity or paved streets. This book I learned about on the book list for the Church of Satan. Christopher rated it really liked it May 06, The antique woodcuts, paintings, prints, and contemporary photographs that illustrate the book are at once gruesome and riveting.

Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness

The Wisdom of King Solomon. About Holy Horrors When you think of saints, you envision stained-glass pictures of piety. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Two years later, the religious government massacred 20, Baha’is. They drank the blood of some of the victims.

During his half-century in newspaper life, Haught has been police reporter, religion columnist, feature writer and night city editor — then he was investigative reporter for 13 years, and his work led to several corruption convictions.

The worse part is that the author could probably write another just on the modern holy horrors we hear about in the news. The Baha’i founder was imprisoned and executed in Infidel lives were of no consequence. In Pakistan ina year-old carpenter’s daughter was sentenced to be stoned to death for engaging in unmarried sex.

Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness by James A. Haught

Wendy Newton and Alan Finger. The Logic of Miracles — Part 2: When you think of saints, you envision stained-glass pictures of piety. The record of human experience shows that where religion is strong, it causes cruelty.


Preaching Quaker beliefs was a capital offense. At Kanpur, hundreds of European women and children were massacred after being promised safe passage.

Holy Horrors

Published May 30th by Prometheus Books first published March 1st Holy Horrors haughht the grim spectrum of religious persecution from ancient times to the present, including such historic massacres as the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars against heretics, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the Reformation, and such atrocities as horrora Holocaust, the seemingly insoluble Catholic-Protestant schism in Northern Ireland, religious tribalism in Lebanon, and the barbaric cruelty of the theocracy in Iran.

Tomek rated it liked it Jul 09, In Speyer, Germany, the burned bodies were piled into giant wine casks and sent floating down the Horrods. Mike rated it really liked it May 05, The content perhaps could have been organized more effectively as well, although I’m not sure which the best alternative would necessarily be.

Even Gandhi was killed by a Hindu who thought him too pro-Muslim. Joe Sampson rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Haught By James A.

Holy Horrors by JAMES A. HAUGHT – Penguin Books Australia

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel. A Feast of the Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle. Rose rated it did not like it Mar 12,