Failed God: Fractured Myth in a Fragile World (Paperback)
Fractured Myth in a Fragile World
Frog in Well, 9781583942741, 453pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2008
"Failed God: Fractured Myth in a Fragile World" re-examines the scriptural stories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as told in the Bible and Qur'an and reveals them as "concocted mythical charters stemming from drug-induced romps with the super-natural." Rush shows how mind-altering substances played an instrumental role in the birth and development of Western religions and explains how they contributed to reports of "prophetic" experiences, including angry and disturbing messages from the divine. With chapters on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Rush fully addresses the effects of mind-altering substances on each tradition, convincingly discrediting the idea that they stem from actual human interaction with the divine. He also shows how an intoxicated and over-zealous Apostle Paul corrupted Jesus's simple message of human decency, forming an oppressive religious system based on fear. In a thought-provoking conclusion, Rush asks how we can continue to attribute authority to traditions that were so clearly irrationally founded and incompatible with today's world.
About the Author
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“John Allegro argued Jesus was a mushroom. Rush has proven him correct.”
—Jan Irvin, author of The Holy Mushroom and co-author, with Andrew Rutajit, of Astrotheology & Shamanism
“The scholarship is impeccable.”