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Author: A. J. Deus
ISBN: 1450280552
Language: English
Pages: 600 pages
Category: World
Publisher: iUniverse (January 18, 2011)
Rating: 4.5
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Religious ignorance is as dangerous for societal stability as religious extremism. In The Great Leap-Fraud, author A. J. Deus shows that only through the cowardly behavior of a majority that is uneducated in religious questions can sectarian extremism and terrorism take shape and overtake societies. Modern civilizations fail to address the dangerous defect

In this, the second volume of The Great Leap-Fraud, Deus exposes the frauds that overrun the Islamic faith.

In this, the second volume of The Great Leap-Fraud, Deus exposes the frauds that overrun the Islamic faith. He focuses on the scriptural foundation of the Muslims and explains the status of terrorism, Jihad, and human rights in the historical context. Deus earned an economics degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Economics and Business Administration, Zürich, Switzerland, and a master’s degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada. More background information and mission statement at ww. jdeus.

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The Great Leap-Fraud: Social Economics of Religious Terrorism, Volume 1, Judaism and Christianity - . Based on a reassessment of primary documents from the beginning of Judaism through to the Reformation, The Great Leap-Fraud evaluates the Judaic scriptures of the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims for their potential to stir hatred, violence, and terrorism.

The Great Leap-Fraud: Social Economics of Religious Terrorism, Volume 1, Judaism and Christianity. Andreas Simonsen was not a believer though he reflected a great deal on religion

The Great Leap-Fraud: Social Economics of Religious Terrorism, Volume 1, Judaism and Christianity. To Make the Hands Impure: Art, Ethical Adventure, the Difficult and the Holy. Andreas Simonsen was not a believer though he reflected a great deal on religion. His main work was entitled Humanism and Christianity (Humanisme og Kristendom) and his wife was reportedly a devout liberal Christian. Simonsen resigned his synagogue membership in Copenhagen after the war, having declared himself years earlier unable to believe in a personal God. Out of solidarity with his fellow Jews, he waited to resign until after the war.

Coptic Orthodox Christianity, which is the Christian Church of Egypt, is the largest and most historical Christian . The Great Leap-Fraud: Social Economics of Religious Terrorism, p724.

Coptic Orthodox Christianity, which is the Christian Church of Egypt, is the largest and most historical Christian denomination in Libya. There are over 60,000 Egyptian Copts in Libya, as they comprise over 1% of the population alone. There are an estimated 40,000 Roman Catholics in Libya who are served by two Bishops, one in Tripoli (serving the Italian community) and one in Benghazi (serving the Maltese community)  .

The Great Leap-Fraud: Social Economics of Religious Terrorism, Volume I, Judaism and Christianity. Volume II: Islam and Secularization. Anyone that is well read can't afford not to read these 2 books. Die hard theists will be thoroughly shocked. Source(s): The Collector.

Religious ignorance is as dangerous for societal stability as religious extremism. In The Great Leap-Fraud, author A. J. Deus shows that only through the cowardly behavior of a majority that is uneducated in religious questions can sectarian extremism and terrorism take shape and overtake societies. Modern civilizations fail to address the dangerous defect.

Based on a reassessment of primary documents from the beginning of Judaism through to the Reformation, The Great Leap-Fraud evaluates the Judaic scriptures of the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims for their potential to stir hatred, violence, and terrorism. It searches for messages in the scriptures that may alter the economic behavior of societies.

While providing an overview of three major religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-The Great Leap-Fraud uncovers a series of frauds and premeditated deployment of "prophets" with the goal to establish or redeem the Jewish state of Israel. It also uncovers how the vested interest of Christian historians has pushed the rise of Christianity unto Roman Emperors. Deus shows that the way humans think and act are strongly influenced by a culture driven by the norms of religious organizations, both past and present.

Comments (2)
Flash_back
I, as a Christian, must first and foremost state that about a year ago, there was no way that I would read material such as this. Life has a way of throwing some curve balls and causing you to grow up and open up. I was taken back in the beginning of reading this book, but checking the sources for myself, and having read up on the history of the early Christian church, as well as Judaism, I must say that Mr. Deus has done his homework indeed. The length that the early church fathers and emperors went through to doctor information is catastrophic. Even the churches' version of history isn't pretty. But I did find it amazing, to say the least, that there is no real comtemporary history to certain past times to verify much of what the church stated from a secular point of view. The information handed down to us is quite biased and so fragmented that we may never get to the entire truth. Mr. Deus does a great job of showing how in the scriptures themselves, the contradictions and face value issues that are so ambiguous at best that they can almost be interpreted to mean anything at times. The poverty, mistreatment of women, and tearing down of societies to hasten some future end of the world that has never come has been ridiculous and overall not healthy for world progress. As proponents for God's word, we should strive to make the world better, but in some cases, as Mr. Deus demonstrates, Christianity and Judaism, has made things worse and has stifled progress in the interim. The only thing proven true is the that time continues inspite of the end time prophets and doom predictors. Books are constantly being written, seminars are being held, yet time continues and the cycle continues. Mr. Deus goes in the ugly history and even demonstrates how the scriptures of the Hebrew Bible incorporated the surrounding influences of the nations in their history. The Christian predecessors were apparently professional forgers at times. Sad to know this. Mr. Deus is not the first to demonstrate this. He uses ancient, as well as more comptemporary sources to support his work. He also loves feedback and is not dogmatic or arrogant about anything that he has written. This book covers the beginnings of Judaism's affect on society, and even goes into the first few Christian centuries and its affects on society. Being a student of Ancient Christianity and the effects that Religion in general has on modernity, I automatically took a liking to this book. Sometimes you have to go into the past to understand why we are where we are right now. This book is truly a rare find and frankly, I've never read anything else like it. I have an economic and political understanding. But this book goes right to the heart of the real problem. Religion. Religion that was intended to make things better but has proven to make things more complicated. I am now working on the Second Volume. This volume is so good, that I will be buying the other editions to it, and I never do so. I recommend this book for anyone who desires to see an alternative view of history and for those who are willing to be open and challenge their own biases. I must admit, that much now makes sense in light of why things are the way that they are. Should religion be regulated as an industry?
Bandiri
Although I like this very ambitious book a lot (the author gets 5 stars for bravery alone), it must be said up front that the author did not completely solve the problem of how to periodically come up for air beneath 2600 years of data while at the same time giving the reader the kind of panoramic contextual view necessary to keep him fully engaged in the narrative. Even as one who has read a lot in this area, I found it annoying to have to read between the lines to provide (for myself) the context needed to follow the author's many offerings. Maybe the old adage about how to give a good speech would be useful advice here for the narration of each chapter: "Tell them what you are going to tell them; then tell them; and once you have told them (at the end of the chapter) tell them what you (just) told them." The only other nitpick I have is: What's up with the completely artless title? Initially I thought the book was about the recent financial meltdown, instead of about religion?

Turning to the substance, I must say that this is a tour de force, an attempt to cover 2600 years of the seedy side of religious history backed up with a welter of the only data source trusted by the religiously devout: that is to say 2600 years of human history as revealed in biblical scriptures. History has never been quite so invigorating or so important as with this author's complex journey into the depths of the dark side of the inner sanctum of the three major religions (or faith systems). His thesis, an imminently plausible one, (and one that not just coincidently runs quietly along the subtext of much more famous (but mostly fictional) books such as "Holy Blood, Holy Grail," "The Passover Plot," etc.) is that the reason d'être of organized religion is social, political and economic control: Period, end of story.

In a masterful examination of the roots of the three "faith systems," the author repeatedly hits pay dirt. It seems that he broke the code by leaving the most pregnant of all questions lingering in the air to haunt the reader throughout the subtext: Why, for the last two and a half millennia, has humanity allowed itself to be led around by the nose of several groups of violent, illiterate, self-serving, xenophobic, and psychopathic desert tribal leaders?

The author answers this palpable (but unasked) question by reading the religious texts of the three major religions "back on themselves." There we find the Rosetta stone of organized religion: a 2600-year trail strewn with unmistakable patterns of frauds, lies, massive plagiarism and willful deceptions that tragically have become the ideological predicates of our post-modern world. It is not much of an exaggeration to suggest (as the book does) that most of the destructive "isms" we have today originated in either willful or misfired religious sectarianisms, their frauds, guile, and consciously created, and manipulated theological edicts, rules and fears. And here we are not talking about the small stuff but about all of the big evils: such as mass murder and mass suicides, mayhem, incest, racism, slavery, terrorism, crusades, genocide, wars, burning at the stake, political assassinations, ethnic cleansing, etc.

It is my considered opinion that all the Sam Harrises, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennetts in the world could not have made a more profound statement about why ridding the world of organized religion must remain postmodern man's most urgent task than the case made here by this author.

How did he do it and what did he uncover?

Like a tenacious forensic investigator of any common crime, this author recognized that the manipulated record of religious history (which is to say most of it) unintentionally leaves its original (more truthful unwritten) fingerprints on history, fingerprints that are mostly the result of socio-economic imperatives. These fingerprints of what was left out or manipulated, are imperatives that cannot be easily erased, revised, covered-up or otherwise manipulated after the fact. By matching the manipulated storylines recorded as the history of faith (and thus cemented in time and in biblical scriptures), with their socio-economic imperatives (or true fingerprints), the author reveals, in the discrepancies that result, evidence of a whole landscape of colossal fraud, deception, lies, and massive plagiarism throughout the scriptural records of the three major faith systems. The discrepancies that show up so starkly between the two are ironclad proof that the religious emperors have no clothes; and that as a group (or taken individually) they were all nothing less than snake oil salesmen peddling "primitive fears" masquerading as "religious faith" across a broad swath of human history. These charlatans still roam the earth like the predators they are in the form of Osama bin Ladin and Qaeda; the Ku Klux Klan, and the Israeli Defense force -- just to name the more obvious ones.

With the instincts of an Historian, and the training of a social economist, the author smells and then ferrets out the rats underneath the ecclesiastical woodpile. We all have known for a very long time that something was "rotten in Denmark" when it comes to most organized religion (and their often sweet smelling theology); something has long been wrong in the generalized temple of religion. Here lies a story that gives shape and form to what hides beneath the ecumenical woodpile. It is one that is carefully backed up with the only primary evidence that seems to matter to our religionist friends: the scriptures and verbatim biblical texts themselves. And while it is clear that when it comes to reading religious text, everything turns on interpretation, it is still true that this author's research is so accurate and so pinpoint specific that it does not leave much wiggle room, or an escape hatch, for the inevitable defenses that will be forthcoming to condemn this treatise. Any morally principled interpretation of religious texts, cannot include only the good uplifting aspects. It must also include the horrible parts too? What masquerades as sacred text is just "the good parts. Mr. Deus' interpretations fixes this moral slight of hand.

Mr. Deus' main thesis in this tour de force is that: social evolution and socio-religious and economic imperatives, have developed in tandem; and that if we examine them in parallel, and do so carefully, what we will discover is that their systemic consequences virtually have a mind of their own -- one that tends to be independent of the day-to-day shifts in political and religious machinations, influence and intentions. When the data of primary sources (such as the scriptures of the main texts of the three great religions) are analyzed carefully, aligned with the imperatives of socio-economic history, and read back on themselves, the reasons for consistently bad (often inhuman) religious decisions, unnecessary wars, racism, terrorism, genocide, ethnic cleansing and a whole world of other destructive human consequences, are then laid bare: They pop-up on the landscape of religious history like so many unwanted knots on a log.

Beginning well before the three major religions were established, what this author uncovers is a consistent pattern of deception, fraud, lies, massive plagiarism and social and institutional manipulation that cannot be innocently explained, and certainly cannot be explained away. Nor can they be said to just be an artifact of a particular religion, or religious philosophy, ideology or peculiar to its particular leaders, but are clearly the defining quality of organized religion itself.

It is this defining quality: an unholy mixture of mythical nonsense, raised to the level of cultural necessity, composed of willfully designed frauds and deceptions -- all for the sole purposes of managing the social order and for economic benefits -- that is the rat under the woodpile. When this tableau is stretched out across vast stretches of history for each of the three primary faith systems, it is easily seen why organized religion is more dangerous than Al Qaeda alone could ever be? And in fact, Al Qaeda, and many other violent sectarian fundamentalist religious sects that have constantly sprouted up across history and across the three great religions, are the perfect examples and a perfect metaphor for how religious indoctrination based on fraud is the greatest threat to civilization and to man's continued existence. The primitive fears of man are mindlessly and shamelessly mined and then shaped and honed into the tip of an ideological spear to be used in the crusades of God's army to defend religious and national orthodoxies against the "infidels" and apostates. And in this regard, Al Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan and the Israeli Defense force are all cut from the same piece of terrorist cloth.

That fact that man, despite his advances in science and reasoning has throughout history consistently cowered under the simplistic fears and implicit threats of religious theology and ideology, cannot leave one sanguine about the moral adaptability of our species? What it does say is that even today in the third millennium since religion was established, we are still quite susceptible to the Hitlers, Osama bin Ladins, Ariel Sharons and Benjamin Netanyahus of the world. Fifty stars!