Dr. Ridpath examines religion as the most significant example of the destructiveness of false philosophic ideas.
In these two lectures he presents a detailed history of religion, including its origins in primitive myths. He uncovers the metaphysical, epistemological and ethical doctrines of the world's major religious systems: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Dr. Ridpath demonstrates why the essence of religion stands in fundamental opposition to the requirements of human life.
The talks include a moral comparison between Eastern and Western religions, and conclude with a warning on the present-day dangers posed by religion.