Category Archives for Religion

What do menstruation and circumcision have to do with religion?

  Late at night a lone man picks up a piece of ivory. Near the entrance to the cave, a fire is still glowing. He cannot seem to go to sleep. He picks up a sharp flint and carves a figure of a woman with pendulant breasts and a stomach that could only mean pregnancy. […]

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The Chalice and The Blade

  Raine Eisler’s book, The Chalice and the Blade, written in 1998, has sold more than a million copies attesting to its quality and perhaps its uniqueness. Prior to the 1960’s, there were not a great number of women archeologists. As more and more women came into the profession, new light was given to some […]

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White Women Voters

After the recent selection of Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States, many people have tried to fathom how most of the polls were inaccurate in predicting his victory. Richard Dawkins tweeted that pollsters got it wrong because the people they were talking to simply “were ashamed to admit they were Trump supporters.” Sarah […]

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Women Beyond Belief Podcast Coming Soon!

Wendy Marsman is launching a new podcast entitled “Women Beyond Belief.” She graciously asked if she could use the name of my book “Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion” and I agreed immediately! Here is her story. An Ex’s View of the World I think there is a large group of women who can […]

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The Evolution of God

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Christianity has struggled from its very origins to define the god at its central core. As you know, those who initially followed Jesus were Jews. Paul, the earliest writer in the New Testament, was actually a Jew who attacked Jews who participated in this early Jesus sect, probably in the 50’s CE. Because its base […]

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Separation of Church and State

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Guest post by M. D. Fisher “Wouldn’t it be great if our society lived by the Bible?” is a sentiment I have heard many times.  Every time I hear it I get riled up because it requires gross ignorance to make such a statement. Most of Europe from the fourth century until the sixteenth either […]

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Who Invented Heaven?

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One of the major promises of virtually all religions is that after you die here on earth, you will be taken to a paradise in heaven where everything will be perfect forever. Of course, you have to do everything the religion requires you to do to qualify. In some cases that is separating your dishes […]

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The Not-So-Intelligent Designer

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Ever wonder why we have an appendix? Why so much of our genome is superfluous? Or, in my case, ever give birth to a baby with severe physical deformities who could not safely be born without medical intervention, and then have your friends quote the biblical psalm at you about God knitting a baby together […]

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia, Part 2

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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Chapters 1-4 “Oh, I do not like Edmund.” “No one does, honey.” Little Bit has patiently allowed me to explain the air raids of London during World War II before moving past the first paragraph of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. This plot contrivance allows the […]

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When Will the US Have Its Own Cleopatra?

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Cleopatra, the most well-known but not the first female pharaoh, ruled Egypt 2000 years ago. The first woman ruler of Egypt may have been Sobekneferu who ruled 1800 years before Cleopatra. Moving closer to the present, there have been 59 countries who have had women leaders in the past fifty years according to a 2016 […]

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