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The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom

by Timothy Freke

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Reader beware. The historical portions of this book are extremely unreliable. ( )
  johnclaydon | Oct 6, 2010 |
A most excellent book which gives the converse side of Christian history which the Committe of Constantine left out of the bible.
If you are to grasp the truth of the real Christian message then you have to read and explore the Gnostic literature. This book will help you do that it shows how the original christian teaching were corrupted. ( )
  Arten60 | Jul 24, 2009 |
Disappointed by this book. It reads much less like an historical criticism/deconstruction of mainstream christianity that the previous two books have done. To be fail it tries to explore more its traditions spiritual ideas and practices which is less interesting to me. Also it tends to see all strands of thought and practices as literalists, But each of the main monotheistic faiths have fundamental literalists that are not the main stream. Nor does it explain why the spiritual traditions in each strand are not mass movements, Suggest that you read the other two first and attend their workshops before you read the this one. ( )
  ablueidol | Nov 5, 2006 |
Historical revision of the origins of the three monotheistic religions from a Gnostic perspective.

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An Incendiary Wake-Up Call to the World

What if the Old Testament is a work of fiction, Jesus never existed, and Muhammad was a mobster?

What if the Bible and the Qur'an are works of political propaganda created by Taliban-like fundamentalists to justify the sort of religious violence we are witnessing in the world today?

What if there is a big idea that could free us from the us-versus-them world created by religion and make it possible for us to truly love our neighbors—and even our enemies?

What if it is possible to awaken to a profound state of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolized by the enigmatic figure of the laughing Jesus?

Discover for Yourself Why the Gnostic Jesus Laughs

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