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Ten Reasons Humans Created Religion – Part A

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  To make sense of their world Humans are meaning seeking beings. They want answers to questions: why did the sky erupt in fire? Why did the sun go dark? Why did my newborn daughter die? And the list goes on. For many of these occurrences, early humans felt pure terror. Even when we know […]

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I am an Atheist* Day

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*Includes Agnostics… Purpose: To make atheists more visible in their communities and to provide resources for people seeking to leave religion. Background: There are many organizations representing atheist, agnostics, freethinkers, and secular humanists throughout the United States. Some of these organizations focus on the separation of church and state and others create local groups to […]

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Who highjacked the word feminist?

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  When my marketing guru Dennis Lewis from GreenLight Digital suggested the name Faithless Feminist for my blog, I jumped on it. I had probably referred to myself as a feminist since the late 1960’s. What I did not know is how much pushback there is currently to the word feminist. A poll conducted in March […]

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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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Virginity and Sex

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There are unlikely any two memes in Christianity that have done more to subordinate women than the issues of virginity and sexual desire. From the story of Eve’s bite of fruit in the Garden of Eden to the gospel stories of Jesus’ virgin birth, these two issues have been intertwined for 3,000 years to the […]

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Why Organized Religion Fears Educated Women

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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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The Devil Made Me Do It

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  While this saying is often made in gest, the underlying meaning is much more sinister. It implies that there is either a supernatural entity or a cosmic force that preys upon humans to encourage them to commit heinous acts. The shooter in the recent tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is reported to […]

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The Ten Commandments – Revised

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  The Bible’s Ten Commandments While there are two separate lists of the Ten Commandments in the Bible—Deuteronomy Chapter 5 and Exodus Chapter 20—they are very similar. The writer known as P for Priestly is probably responsible for their final written form dating from the exile of the Hebrews in Babylon in the early sixth […]

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Matriarchy to Patriarchy to Equality

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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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Atheist women are ugly? Seriously?

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This is a curated article that first appeared in Peter Mosley’s barrier breaker blog on Patheos.com.

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