The Faithless Feminist
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Religion and Sexual Shame

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By James A. Haught The World Health Organization once estimated that more than 100 million couples around the globe make love during a typical day.   Sex is a powerful human force.   It’s natural, healthy, normal and wonderful. However, Western religion has spent millennia tainting it with shame, guilt and punishment. Holy men equate […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 3

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Alexis Record   “Aslan and Tash are the same thing? That makes so much sense!” “No, he’s lying.” “Really?” “Yep.” “But really? I mean, it makes sense.” “In this book it’s not Aslan doing all these things. It’s the ape and donkey pretending to be him.” “Aslan did plenty of bad things already in all […]

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On Atheism

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By Plato Mamo   Many Christians and perhaps some postmodern relativists like to accuse the atheists of being just as fanatical in their rejection of God as the Christians are in their belief. We, they say, choose to believe; you choose to deny his existence. Your obstinate refusal to accept God’s own revelation renders you […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 2

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Alexis Record “Great, the king murders people.” “He did seem to be itching to do it from the first page.” “He’s probably a bad guy that this book will say is a good guy since he loves war.” “Wars not make one great.” “What?” “Yoda.” “What?” “Tell me you know who Yoda is.” “…” “I’m […]

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Part III: The Society of Outsiders

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Karen Bridges   In parts I and II of this series, I discussed how Virginia Woolf illustrated the variety of ways religion played a role, not only in forbidding women from attaining education and employment, but insisting that it was the “natural order” of things. Religion was one of the many tools by which men […]

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The Last Battle – Chapter 1

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Alexis Record   “Ugh, I want to go save Puzzle from the bad ape. It’s not right to be tricked like that.” “That’s true. You’re not morally wrong for having gaps in your information. We all have gaps, even as we work hard to fill them. But anyone who takes advantage of you is wrong. […]

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World Population Day

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By Jane Roberts   I wrote this little essay for LINKEDIN and it has been read by over 70 of my “followers”. Although I don’t say it, so much of what I wrote here has to do with gender inequality and so much of gender inequality has to do with the world’s main religions. Why […]

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Part II: The Archbishop’s Commission and the Power of Passivity

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Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas, and the Role of Religion in the Rise of Fascism By Karen Bridges   In Part I of this series, I discussed Virginia Woolf’s writing on the role of religion in preventing women from getting an education. I will now turn to Three Guineas’ examination of the state of employment for […]

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Five Fierce Humanists

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By Sikivu Hutchinson   For the first time ever, a group of openly identified Black women atheists has been featured on the cover of an American publication. The Humanist Magazine’s July/August issue, “Five Fierce Humanists: Unapologetically Black Women Beyond Belief” spotlights the cultural and political views of Black women non-believers in a Trumpian, Christian fundamentalist political […]

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Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas, and the Role of Religion in the Rise of Fascism

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Karen Bridges Part I: An Educated Man’s Daughter  Three Guineas was the last major work that Virginia Woolf would publish before her death. Part scrapbook, part hypothetical epistolary, part polemic essay, it defies any rigid categorization and is remarkable in its premise. It begins simply enough: the anonymous narrator, the “daughter of an educated man,” […]

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