Gods of the Flesh by Israel Morrow

Gods of the Flesh A Skeptic's Journey Through Sex, Politics and Religion by Israel Morrow

A Skeptic's Journey Through Sex, Politics and Religion

A repressed ex-Christian has a breakdown on the eve of marriage, then embarks on an intimate journey through sex, politics and religion.

Gods of the Flesh is a spiritual memoir, weaving fantasy and eroticism with the big questions of philosophy, history and current affairs. Can Christians be gay? Why was Trump elected—and why was anyone surprised? Do religions have a hate problem, or is there an even deeper problem with love?

Morrow’s journey covers Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana and Nevada. A Hindu commune, Native American mounds, African fortune-tellers, and the temple of an Egyptian Goddess. Online dating, a hotel foursome, a swingers’ club, and what stays in Vegas. Witch hunts, slavery, nuclear weapons, and the meaning of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (It’s not what you think).

We live in an age of cognitive dissonance, when people struggle to reconcile personal feelings with social norms, and many strike painful compromises. Gods of the Flesh unpacks the customs we take for granted and explores how they evolved. Here you’ll find the information they didn’t teach in church or school. How animals communicate, how Buddha estimated the age of the Earth, why God’s wife was (almost) erased from the Bible, and why millions of spiritual people are atheists. You will learn to shatter paradigms, build your own spiritual practice, get in touch with your body, and create unique purposes in life.