WOULD the world be better off without religion? That’s the question author Michael Kreps asks in this irreverant but utterly fascinating new book. He boldly argues that the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths are all founded on worship of a savage and loveless God who promotes misery, misogyny and violence. Drawing on meticulous research, Kreps also suggests that while each faith wages war on the others, all modern religions are actually just a distortion or rehash of ancient superstitions and beliefs. Is the virgin birth of Jesus just a retelling of the legends of Mithras and others? Was Allah originally a pagan moon god? And was the ‘miracle’ parting of the Red Sea by Moses actually just a tsunami triggered by a volcano hundreds of miles away? Agree or disagree with Kreps, you will still be utterly hooked by this powerful new look at why we believe… and why it’s so bad for us.