Category Archives for Women and Religion

Is God a Man?

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by Teresa Roberts When I was growing up in a religious cult, I never thought for one moment to question whether god was a man. After all, in our house, my father reigned supreme as his god had intended all males to do. My mom, however, was a rather stubborn woman according to him. It […]

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The Problem with Purity

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By Lauren J. Barnhart We all struggle with complicated issues around the human body. Much of our culture is informed by patriarchal religious views, which teach people to transcend the body rather than be fully within it. This has resulted in systems of control and repression. By examining fears of the physical in all of […]

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How our mental psyche is affected by religion

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By Karen L. Garst Anyone who has left religion, whether it was a fundamentalist religion or a more liberal variety, knows the role that religion plays on our mental psyche. We feel guilt that we are making mistakes and not being the person the holy book tells us to be. We feel shame when we […]

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Biblically Clobbered Over the Head

By Alexis Record I gleefully crossed one of my former religious taboos. It was exhilarating. What demonic deed did I do? Was it the devil’s tango? Did I drink from Satan’s brew? Close. I got a haircut. Wait, I can explain! It was not just any haircut! It was a reckoning! All those layers of […]

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Speaking my Mind

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Jane Roberts Guess what! Millions of conceptions (sperm attaches to egg) end in miscarriages. IF you believe in God, then HE is the abortionist par excellence. Also if you believe in God and are against artificial contraception (because your Church tells you that intercourse must be open to procreation), then it is a fact that […]

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Anti-Women Cults Established in the Name of Religion

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Kate Harveston When you imagine a cult, you probably think of a pretty radical group of people. Even the word “cult” has a negative connotation to it — it’s been known to describe isolated people who hurt others. The mindset behind cults is what makes them dangerous and lands them on the evening news. Even […]

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Experiences of Women About Different Religions

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Arina Thoggy When Cami Ostman, a famous author, and Susan Tive, a renowned editor, met in a Seattle based memoir-writing class, they found a strong bonding between themselves. This connection was based on their experiences in fundamentalist religious groups. Ostman has spent the major part of her life involved in  charismatic Christian organizations. Tive converted […]

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The Bible Says What It Says About Women

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Guest Writer John Draper Progressive Christians need to have the proverbial Come to Jesus Moment about the Bible. Earlier this year, the trending hashtag on Twitter was #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear, started, I guess, by a Christian feminist as an afterthought as she was boarding a plane. At least it was trending in progressive Christian circles. The gist […]

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Christianity’s Roots in the Horror Movie Industry’s Anti-Sex Theme

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By Guest Writer Kate Harveston Whether you notice it or not, horror movie plots hold very strong Christian ties. The screenwriters of The Conjuring 2 even did an entire interview with a Christian news outlet about how their movie was “told through the eyes of believers whose strongest weapon is their faith in God.” Christian […]

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The Amazing Barbara G. Walker

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Fairly late in my quest to learn more about early religious beliefs as well as the Judeo-Christian tradition, I stumbled upon the works of Barbara G. Walker. I am writing this post so that you are aware of her work should you decide to study this subject in more depth. Her early attempts to understand […]

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