We interview Jack David Eller, author of Cruel Creeds, Virtuous Violence: Religious Violence across Culture and History, newly published by Prometheus Books in both hardcover and for Kindle.Â Dr. Eller’s previous books include Natural Atheism and Atheism Advanced.Â Cruel Creeds is “a balanced and objective examination of the many manifestations of religious violence – including sacrifice, self-mortification, religious persecution, ethno-religious conflicts, and religious war – [that reveals] why certain kinds of religious ideas and practices contribute to certain types of violence.”
Plus:Â The Holey Scripture!Â We continue our exploration of the psychedelic creepiness that is the Book of Revelation.
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Theme music by Body Found.
Recorded December 8, 2010.Â Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.
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