Laughing Jesus, The
Discover for yourself why the Gnostic Jesus laughs.
What if the Old Testament is a work of fiction, Jesus never existed and Muhammad was a mobster? What if the Bible and Quran 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 which could free us from the us-versus-them world created by religion and make it possible for us to truly love our neighbours, and indeed our enemies, as our self? What if it is possible to awaken to a profound state of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolised by the enigmatic figure of the laughing Jesus? Religiously inspired acts of violence, such as the attacks of 9/11, are nothing new. They are the continuation of a long and bloody history of divinely sanctioned brutality, caused by mistaking bizarre old books for the Word of God. The time has come to end religious intolerance and to wake up to oneness, by rediscovering the Gnostic way of transforming oneself and the world. Discover for yourself why the Gnostic Jesus laughs.
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With its provocative subtitle this book is one response to the spiritual predicament of our time in which literalistic fundamentalism is having a pernicious effect not only on religiion but also on politics. It offers a path to awakening and increasing spiritual maturity. ~ , Scientific and Medical Network Review
Succeeds brilliantly, though part 2 can only be recommended for the reader unfamiliar with non-dual philosophy. It ought to be compulsory reading for the fundamentalists in all religions and recommended for the ordinary believer. The world might then be a much safer place! Overall, well-written and extremely readable. ~ Dennis Waite, Author of Back to the Truth
Immerse yourself in this. ~ , New Vision
A Challenging and very rewarding read. ~ , Living Traditions
The Laughing Jesus is a manifesto for Gnostic mysticism. Freke and Gandy's exposition of Gnostic enlightenment is lucid and accessible; their critique of Literalist religion is damningly severe. ~ Robert M. Price, Professor of scriptural studies, Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary, and editor of The Journal of Higher Criticism
This book is stunning, mind blowing, faith producing, goodness showing, God revealing, scientific paradigm shifting and potentially world saving. I was enthralled, I was uplifted, I was saved and I am beyond motivated to spread the word. This book, in it scope and its veracity, is maybe the most important book in terms of revealing spiritual truths since books like The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras and The Spanda Karikas. ~ Patrick Wells, Producer of I Love You to Death starring Keanu Reeves
The Laughing Jesus is a daring and thought-provoking book. Read it and nothing that you thought about the great monotheistic religions will ever look quite the same again. ~ Graham Hancock, Author of Fingerprints of the Gods
The Laughing Jesus should be considered not merely a good read, although it is, but also a matter of burning urgency, for this is one of the most important books that has emerged in this infant millennium. ~ Larry Dossey, M.D.,, Author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words