Category Archives for Women and Religion

The Chalice and The Blade

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  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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Women in Secularism 4 Conference

On September 22, I flew from my home in Oregon to Arlington, VA to attend the Women in Secularism 4 Conference. I had not heard about this conference until someone told me about it at the Reason Rally I attended in June in Washington, D.C. I am sure that the first question will be “Why […]

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The Saga of Women – 33 AD to present

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A savior arrives and dies on the cross Supposedly to save us from sin But women will always be seen As the source of original sin.   He was born of a virgin who knew not men. The seed for life comes from above. In this upside down world that now exists What happened to […]

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The Saga of Women – Part I

Deep in the back of a cold dark cave The men prepare for the hunt. They paint the pictures of bison and deer As the shaman enters a trance.   At the front of the cave near a warm hearth The women sit down together. They hold in their hands small figurines Carved out of […]

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Bible Based Abortions and the Secret Catholic Flip Flop

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Undoubtedly the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt overturning Texas’ anti-abortion law was a victory for women. The restrictions Texas tried to place on abortion clinics in its H. R. 2 legislation have already had the effect of closing most abortion clinics in Texas. The legislation, a barely masked attempt at […]

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Is Marriage on its Way out?

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  Darrell Ray, a psychologist, writes in his book, Sex and God, that most religions “use our powerful sex drives to infect us with ideas that benefit the religion and hurt and inhibit our ability to be truly human.” (p. 23). As I have written previously, religion’s condemnation of sex before marriage has had the […]

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New Suspense Thriller about the Origins of Christianity!

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Are you an atheist who likes suspense novels? Then I have a treat for you! After fifteen years of research Edwin Herbert brings us a fascinating suspense thriller about Hypatia and the documents she hid that reveal the true origins of Christianity. Post written by Edwin Herbert. Hypatia of Alexandria was an early 5th century teacher […]

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Women, Cycles, and Nature – What Monotheism Rejected

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  Human views of nature and time have always had an influence on religions and on the status of women in society. Women are viewed differently depending upon a society’s understanding of the passage of time and also depending upon how a society recognizes recurring patterns in nature as affecting human life. Ironically, polytheistic religions […]

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Abortion Opponents – Power, Control, and Hypocrisy

While Evangelical Christians and Republican Presidential Candidates tout superior morality as a rational for their opposition to abortion, the history of religious views on this issue and its use to gain political power and control reveal morality places a distant third. The Bible’s Support of Abortion and Killing Fetuses The Christian Old Testament is replete […]

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Black Women and the Jonestown Massacre

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This guest post by Sikivu Hutchinson discusses her research and motivation for writing a novel about the experience of African American women in the Jonestown Massacre. Sikivu Hutchinson is the author of Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels and Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars. On November 18, 1978, over nine hundred members of […]

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