When the Gods Came Down: The Catastrophic Roots of Religion Revealed

by Alan F. Alford | Religion & Spirituality |
ISBN: 0340696176 Global Overview for this book
Registered by natecull of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 6/11/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by natecull from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, June 11, 2005
Who or what were the 'gods' of ancient mythology, who fought battles in the skies and came down from Heaven to Earth? Why did our ancestors believe that mankind had been created in the image of these gods?

Who or what was the Biblical 'God', who created mankind in his own image? And what is the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the son of God?

In this book, Alan Alford proposes an original and revolutionary solution to the millennia-old mysteries of God, the gods, the Bible and Christianity. Using 4,500 year-old sacred texts from Egypt and Mesopotamia, Alford demonstrates that the origins of religion lie in the worship of meteorites and in a widespread ancient belief in exploded planets.

Journal Entry 2 by daveytay from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, July 23, 2005
I have looked at this book in stores and been intrigued. Now I have caught, so I plan to read it. It looks a little bit like a text book, but since I haven't started it yet, I shall reserve judgment.

OK, I have now finished the book and passed it on to a biblical researcher. I found the book to start slowly as I am not very interested in Sumerian belief systems. The book seems to state each item three times to get points across which gets tedious.
The theory that meteors and comets are the source of some legends has merit given the proposed facts in the book, but the author goes much further than that. I was interested in the way that he goes back to the roots of these legends and points out translation errors that could have occured over time.
I found it good bed time reading...

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