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Publisher's 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Bric on 07-19-15

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

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Voltaire on 08-29-15

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Kevin casey on 08-13-15

PRETTY ORDINARY

Maybe it was just me , I found this book a bit too "lightweight " for my taste. This is not to say it's not a good book, it just didn't appeal to me.

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By Adelaide on 07-26-15

A fun, humorous and interesting read.

I love Seth's unique ability to narrate information by bringing it to life through personal anecdotes, humor and observations about the madness of humanity. I found this to be a lovely and often hilarious book. I enjoyed the broad spectrum of cultural and religious practices from across the globe. Thanks for the ear candy

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