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Incredibly Shrinking Camels And Zen Moons: Wealth In The Eyes Of World Religions

[The following is an excerpt from Daniele Bolelli’s new book Create Your Own Religion: A How-To Book without Instructions.]

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. — Janis Joplin

God and Gold

Nothing in the world can excite the minds of men quite like the two G’s—God and Gold. (The third G that boys dream about—Girls—ranks much higher than either of those on my personal priority list, but it has nothing to do with the subject of this chapter, so I’ll try to keep my hormones in check and not get sidetracked.) If it is certainly true that religion is one of the most powerful forces driving our collective psyche, cold, hard cash is not far behind. God and gold are the objects of worship most revered by humanity. Countless people obsess about them, want them, crave them, and center their lives around them. For them, we fight, cry, and struggle.… Read the rest

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Daniele Bolelli Tells The Tale of Gonzalo Guerrero

disinformation author, martial arts legend and podcaster extraordinaire Daniele Bolelli tells the story of the legendary Gonzalo Guerrero, "the original badass from the Americas and the father of the first interracial kids in the Mexico and for that matter, anywhere in the mainland of the Americas," as Bolelli would have it. Audio from The Drunken Taoist Podcast. Animated by Paul Klawiter.
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Daniele Bolelli’s Drunken Taoist Podcast: Episode One

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Disinformation Company author Daniele Bolelli (50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know: Religion) has launched his podcast The Drunken Taoist. You can download episode one, featuring comedian Duncan Trussell, here. Bolelli, a religious studies professor, mixed martial artist, writer and philosopher, has gained a bit of a cult following after appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, the Duncan Trussell Family Hour and our own DisinfoCast. Listeners have been asking him to start his own show for months now, and it’s nice to see him step up to the mike. Give it a listen. The guys chat about mushroom spores, the perils of over-specialization and much more.

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’50 Things: Religion’ Author Daniele Bolelli on The Duncan Trussell Family Hour

DanieleBolelliTune in to an amazing conversation between 50 Things You Aren’t Supposed to Know: Religion author Daniele Bolelli and recent DisinfoCast guest Duncan Trussell. The two go deep with a discussion on the warrior ethos, overcoming suffering and the true teachings behind some of the world’s great religious texts.

Listen to the conversation here.

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Daniele Bolelli Tackles Religion on The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs

Daniele Bolelli50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know: Religion | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 06

iTunes | Download (mp3) | RSS | iPhone App Mixed martial artist, professor of religion and international raconteur Daniele Bolelli joins me for The DisinfoCast. Daniele is the author of Disinformation's recent 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know: Religion, a slim tome chock full of fun (and true!) stories that include a mass murderin' Moses, the Zombie Pope and much more. Daniele schools me on Zen, tells me which religious figure he'd most like to fight MMA-style, and ponders whether there's a such thing as an "enlightened asshole." Get a blasphemous beatdown in in this episode of The DisinfoCast.
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