Summary

Did you know that God forbids the tying of shoelaces on Saturdays? Or that humans emit a colorful aura that can be discerned only with a Third Eye? That bountiful harvest requires the flinging of a live goat from a church bell tower? That instead of wishing upon a star, we can wish upon a...cow? Well into the 21st century, our species continues to participate in beliefs and customs that seem more suited to the Bronze Age than the Information Age, some of which involve poisonous snakes, holy smoke, urine bubbles, crystals, tarot cards, aliens, costumed virgins, and, of course, an offering plate. Join Seth Andrews for a random romp across the planet and a humorous look at some of humanity's Sacred Cows.
©2015 Seth Andrews (P)2015 Seth Andrews
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4 out of 5 stars
By Voltaire on 29-08-15

Entertaining and informative

Also picked up the paper back and looking forward to reading that too!

Entertaining and irreberant galop through religion and it's many incarnations around the world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 29-05-18

A fascinating look

A fascinating look into the various, and often outrageous, traditions and beliefs around the world.
I particularly enjoyed the Krampus story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bric on 19-07-15

Seth is changing the world!

Seth is one of those people who just has a way with words. Sacred Cows is one of those books that makes you think about the superstitions you have in your life and brings to light the ridiculous in the world. It's funny, well written, and hugely entertaining. A great read and an even better listen. I can't wait until your next book Seth.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By jason on 13-07-15

Light-hearted, easy listening

A great introduction for anyone new to atheism. I'm normally one to listen to the heavier audio books on atheism and epistemology but Seth (makes it clear that this IS NOT one of those books) is great if you don't want anything too hard to follow. Delivered perfectly as always, his deep soothing tones and lighter subject matter were a joy to listen to. This is a skim over some of both popular and obscure religion's bat s### crazy ideas and beliefs.

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