• April 21, 2024
Christ Myth

Bigotry in the nonbelieving and mythicist fields

I’m essentially the lone female scholar of notoriety in the field of mythicism, and I can guarantee you that my treatment is not unlike the first woman sports announcer in the locker room, the first female stock trader, or any number of “firsts” in which women have been harangued relentlessly.…

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What is Islamic law or sharia, shariah?

What is sharia law?

What is sharia or Islamic law? Sharia is followed by millions of people in Islam-dominant countries. Below are the popular elements of sharia purportedly ordained by Islamic holy writings, including the Quran and sahih hadiths, as asserted by many Muslim authorities over the centuries. Although the law differs from one…

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Human-hating, sociopathic religious fanatics

Time and again, devotees prove that religious fanaticism causes sociopathic behaviors, including intense human-hatred, misogyny and violence. The hatred and bile with which religious fanatics attack those who question, critique or reject the ideology they follow are relentless and depraved. This sociopathic behavior in defense of an unfeeling ideology often…

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What is the ummah?

The word “ummah” is used within Islam to describe the global community of Muslims. This term is derived from the ancient Semitic word um or umm, meaning “MOTHER” and “thus hints at the ideal mother-child relationship.” This fact of the word connoting MOTHERHOOD is betrayed by the abject mistreatment of…

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What does the Koran say about women?

Following are pertinent quotes from the Koran/Quran regarding women, from the Dawood translation with the side-by-side Arabic. At the bottom of this post appear the sahih or authorized translations from Quran.com, saying essentially the same things, although Dawood is more literal, direct and blunt. Below is also a summary of…

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Dalai Lama: ‘No sexism in Buddhism’

Hmmm. I once created an uproar at a gathering of Tibetan Buddhist monks, when one of their young American acolytes asked me if I was a Buddhist. “No,” I replied, “I’m a Buddha.” All hell broke loose at that point, and a woman angrily shouted: “I don’t believe you. No…

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Christian clergy: ‘Women, shut up and obey your husbands’

A Christian clergyman in Great Britain has started a brouhaha by actually teaching Church doctrine to his congregation! Vicar Angus MacLeay cited scripture to tell his female parishioners to be silent and submit to their husbands, while his assistant compounded the furor by essentially blaming high divorce rates on women’s…

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Women harassed across Arab world

Even when wearing the full-face covering niqab and the billowy figure-destroying abaya, women in these Muslim lands cannot find peace from the hostile and sexist men. And we can understand why increasing numbers of women are choosing to wear this symbol of misogyny, as they are being compelled to do…

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Nepalese Buddhists open temple in Portland

Somehow, the idea of having 2,000 Buddhist temples in the U.S. doesn’t bother me at all – in fact, I rather like it (so far). I have been to a number of Buddhist temples and monasteries, and I find their color and joy far superior to the atmosphere of other…

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