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Category Archives for Women and Religion

22 Amazing Women – Part One

“All three Abrahamic religions are nasty, and women have borne the brunt of the nastiness throughout history. It still persists, and it is moving to listen to women of today telling their personal histories of the various ways in which religion has oppressed them, from childhood on. In their interestingly different ways their testimonies seem to add up to […]

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Ancient Scroll Discovered in Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

July 14, 2016 New York Times Two months ago, an ancient parchment scroll was discovered after a man at the Western Wall of what used to be the Jerusalem temple dislodged a large stone while placing his prayer in a crevice. It has taken scholars two months to carefully unroll the dry scroll in order […]

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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?

  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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“You can’t be pregnant – I didn’t come.”

His words hit me like a bolt of lightning. A thousand thoughts rushed into my head. “How could I not know this? He must think that I am a moron. Why didn’t I get a test instead of calling him?” I remember lowering my head and saying very softly into the phone, “Oh, I didn’t […]

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Trapped in a JW Marriage

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So many years of living in misery, living out the “truth” of the organization, day in and day out.   At this time in my life, I have been excommunicated from the organization (the church) for over 12 years, since my divorce from my first husband.  I was raised in an environment where the trust in […]

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Feminism by the Numbers

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It seems like American women have come a long way in their struggle for recognition, equal rights, and status in all of the roles they fill in society. Since Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique in 1963, we have benefited from Title VII, Title IX, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Violence Against Women Act, the […]

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Why Every Woman Knows Her Body Was NOT the Creation of an Intelligent Designer

In 1987, teaching creation science in public school classrooms became illegal. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Edwards v. Aguillard may have barred the teaching of creation science, but, shortly thereafter, the term “intelligent design” (ID) was coined as a euphemism to offer an argument against a purely scientific explanation for the creation of 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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