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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:33 AM

2013: The year women abolish God

Could this be the grand finale? The glorious death knell for the ugliest portions of organized religion and its relentless, impressive beat-down of the stubborn female species for lo these past 2,013 years? Can we at least hope?

This much we know: Here in the stumbling, fumbling first world, where minorities have suddenly become the majority, gay marriage is increasingly no big deal, sexually awake women are surging into leadership roles like never before and the scales of influence have tipped away from frightened white males, organized religion is somehow looking even more dangerously, even cruelly out of touch and hostile to all that is beautiful, positive and worthwhile in the world.

I know! Hard to believe. It was pretty far gone to begin with. But still.

Much has already been written – some of it by me – about how older white males (AKA the classic institutional patriarchies) are flailing and failing to find a coherent identity in the new era, as traditional male roles collapse, labor forces evolve and women increasingly become the prime movers of the information age.

The rest: http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2013/02/05/women-abolish-god/

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madokie Feb 2013 OP
randome Feb 2013 #1
siligut Feb 2013 #2
el_bryanto Feb 2013 #3
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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:41 AM

1. I don't see women as the 'prime movers of the Information Age' any moreso than men.

But yes, organized religion has been weakened by recent events and that's a good thing, not only for women, but for everyone.

I'd say gay rights and the availability of contraception have more to do with that than women's power but it's all good.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:01 AM

2. They won't give up without a fight

This appears to be the general rule: When your misogynistic ideology stagnates for generations, when you refuse to adapt even the slightest bit to the heat and pulse of the times, when your notions of love, sex and God are so constricted, joyless and exclusionary as to repel an entire generation, you die. It’s just a matter of time.


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In short: Women will win. There is zero doubt. America’s multicultural, pro-gay, pro-women future is here, and it could all spell doom for church and its dour influence. Maybe forevermore. Hey, the divine feminine had the lead for 10,000 years before Christ, before the church forcibly stripped the fiery goddess of her chthonic power and turned her into a ruinous Eve, a dumb virgin, or a repentant whore. She’s sort of overdue to bust out again. Don’t you think?


Yes, I am in complete agreement, and appreciate the writer, but we can't just hit these guys straight on.

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:20 AM

3. I am not sure religion will go away so much as it will both adapt and retrench

Adapt - there are already Churches who are more liberal and less antagonistic towards women.

Retrench - one of the great "advantages" of the modern media age is an increasing ability to interact with only people who share your views - religion has always had an element of this, but I expect it to increase. So while the rest of the world might see woman as equals; in some areas and denominations, they will never really notice that.

Bryant

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:22 AM

4. Organized religion has been in slow decline since the Renaissance

Since the apple hit Newton in the head and Galileo suggested the Earth rotates around the sun, church doctrine has been questioned by artists and mathematicians and scientists for the past 500 years.

But....

Surveys and polls show people are losing faith in organized religion, but NOT in god. Nearly 90% of the population still believes in some form of higher power. Atheists are still very much a small minority. Even 85% of liberals say they believe in god.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/147887/Americans-Continue-Believe-God.aspx

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Response to madokie (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:09 PM

5. kick for later. eom

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