Download e-book for iPad: Damned Good Company by Luis Granados

By Luis Granados

ISBN-10: 0931779251

ISBN-13: 9780931779251

the facility that comes from spiritual authority has been on the middle of all human societies from time immemorial–but these claims of sovereignty were disputed for simply as lengthy. In Damned sturdy corporation: Twenty Rebels Who Bucked the God specialists, writer Luis Granados explores twenty circumstances, from Socrates to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, of courageous demanding situations opposed to these claiming a different authority from God.
Damned reliable corporation is a ebook approximately humans, now not approximately God. those who have preached approximately God, taken cash for sharing what they are saying they find out about God, and ordered others approximately to implement what they declare to be God’s will–and a small band of heroes who stood as much as them.
In brief, Damned solid corporation is a Profiles in braveness for humanists.
Some of the twenty heroes of Damned sturdy corporation are recognized: Erasmus, Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Clarence Darrow, Atatürk, Nehru, Steve Biko. Others should not: humans like Han Yü, banished from the ninth century chinese language court docket for wondering the worship of the Buddha’s finger, and Lucy Harris, who got here inside an inch of deflating Mormonism prior to it obtained off the ground.
Each hero is contrasted with a villain of his or her time and position: both a God professional like Martin Luther or Joseph Smith or a cynical baby-kisser like Mussolini, who by no means believed in God yet exploited faith shamelessly to improve his political ambition.
The tales in Damned stable corporation will motivate these this day who are looking to withstand the Christian correct, the Muslim lovers, the oppressiveness of Catholic and Jewish orthodoxy, the emerging Hindu Taliban, and everybody else who claims a God-given correct to inform the remainder of us what to do.
This greater book has been greatly researched, with over 1,100 footnotes. It takes complete benefit of cutting-edge gains with over a hundred pictures, on-line reader reviews, associated movies, and hundreds and hundreds of priceless net links.

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