Category Archives for Women and the Church

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 Saga of Women – 33 AD to present

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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22 Amazing Women – Part Two

  As promised, here are excerpts from three more of the 22 women who wrote their personal stories of leaving religion in my upcoming book, Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. Hopefully you will agree with my assessment that it took strong doses of courage, will, and strength to share their stories with us. […]

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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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Women, Economics, and Church Giving

The question I want to address in this essay is whether the economic status of women is more negatively affected by giving to churches than for men. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of research on this issue. I searched both the surveys conducted by the Barna Group, an evangelical Christian polling firm, and the Pew […]

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From Grain Goddess to Catholic Saint

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One of the most important transformations in human civilization occurred when someone, perhaps a woman who did the gathering, recognized that seeds tossed on the ground would sprout into plants. The advent of agriculture completely transformed the nomadic life of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. People became more sedentary and settled together first in villages and then […]

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Why Organized Religion Fears Educated Women

This is a guest post by Shanna Babilonia who is the publisher of myiobi.com, a secular personal development website focusing on internal and external improvement and empowerment. You can read more of her work at www.myiobi.com. Thank you Shanna! For thousands of years women have been defined only in correlation to their relationship to men. […]

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Matriarchy to Patriarchy to Equality

A good friend of mine once told me that matriarchy had its run for thousands of years and that progress would not have been made with the continuation of that model. I was taken aback, but decided to explore the topic further. What follows is a brief contrast between the elements of matriarchy and patriarchy. […]

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