The Silver Chair – Chapters 3 and 4

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia “They’re telling the queen’s story! Now we’ll finally learn her name!” “Nope. She’ll be referred to as the dead Queen or Caspian’s bride.” “You know, she is part star. Maybe some women aren’t real people.” “Was the man who was a former star […]

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The United Nations Population Fund

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Guest writer – Jane Roberts I learned about Karen and Faithless Feminists from a member of our fairly new group here in Redlands, CA, Freethinkers Around Redlands. We have dinners, a book club, take hikes, have an “atheist booth” at Market Night. Wonderful people. There are hundreds if not thousands of such groups forming around […]

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The Silver Chair Chapters 1 (finished up) and 2

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  “Mom, we already know Aslan is a jerk. I don’t even have to say it.” *we continue reading* “Ugh! Jerk!” *reading some more* “What a total jerk!” *two seconds later* “Aslan is a real jerk!” In this next section Aslan will be (*gasp*) a jerk. I know, you’re all shocked. We left Jill and […]

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A Long Escape

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I am a 67-year-old female with two adult children: a 40-year-old male, a 33-year old female, and four grandchildren between the ages of 12 years and three months. I got involved in an independent fundamental Baptist church and Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) school when I was 37, my son was 10 and my daughter was […]

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The Righteous Mind

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  When I attended the Mythicist Milwaukee Conference in May, I met a new friend. He was reading The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt. He recommended it highly so I immediately ordered it. It is one of the most insightful books that I have ever read. I will highlight some of the key issues, but […]

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The Silver Chair: 1 and 16 bookends

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by Alexis Record The bookends (beginning of first chapter and end of last chapter) “Why didn’t Eustace tell Jill everything before making her believe in Aslan?” “Why do you think?” “So he could be in charge and she’d just have to follow him. I mean, she didn’t know anything so would have to take his […]

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Nothing They Told Us Was Actually the Truth

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Guest post by Teresa Roberts I started challenging myths when I was about twelve years old. That’s right! I was a young skeptic, very young. Being raised in a religious cult can do that to a kid. Through the lottery of birth, I started my life in a family of religious zealots. You might say […]

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Feminism Theater

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By Marissa Alexa McCool “Feminism is over,” I often heard on UPenn’s campus. “There’s no need for it anymore. Look at how many women are here?” I didn’t see any of those people when the hate preachers showed up with signs that said: “Women, get back in the kitchen.” “Men are really the ones discriminated […]

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Attitudes toward Sex in India

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Guest post by V Santhakumar My hunch is that Indians have a somewhat unique uneasiness with matters related to sex. I wish to explore the nature of this uneasiness and speculate on possible causes in this essay. This uneasiness reflects in multiple ways. These include men’s coercive sexual behavior towards females. The incidents of rape and […]

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The Bronte Sisters and the Evolution of Societies

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Teresa Roberts, Guest Writer I have long loved the works of the Bronte sisters, Emily, Anne, and Charlotte. Such disturbing stories like Jane Eyre provided me with endless hours of entertainment as a young person. I was forbidden the reading of fiction in my devout Christian home, but I managed to hide books from the […]

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