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05 Dec 2012 09:49 PM   |   13470 clicks   |   Huffington Post UK
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phlegmmo    [TotalFark]  
The number of biblical references betraying disgust towards women and the workings of their bodies is extraordinary, but it ought not to surprise us: it is, after all, a book cobbled together entirely by men living in a barbaric and ignorant period of history, during which societies were governed largely by violence, a technique with which men are infamously more familiar. The role of women in Bronze Age culture was to bear children and little else, and, though the Church likes to avoid the issue, there are numerous biblical commands and injunctions for women to be raped and treated like property.

05 Dec 2012 07:04 PM
hubiestubert    [TotalFark]  
In fairness, women bleed every month and do not die. They birth babies out of seemingly nowhere. Women are frippin' magic, and that is witchcraft, and that is enough to scare the stuffing out of guys who just want to extract money from your pockets. Why do you think they burned Joan de Arc?

05 Dec 2012 07:21 PM
propasaurus    [TotalFark]  
Religion can only promise life in an unseen afterlife. Women give life in the here & now.

05 Dec 2012 07:51 PM
Barfmaker    [TotalFark]  
Who isn't?

05 Dec 2012 07:56 PM
Kazan     
what TFA said (quoted by phlegmmo) + bronze aged men were really worried that all the women would go fark the rich guy.

05 Dec 2012 08:16 PM
cman     
Religious dogma mirrors many of what our ancestors felt was the perfect order. Therefore, straying from such perfection is seen as a possible danger to the social structure of the community. It is about fear, really; fear of leaving traditions in the name of progress could infuriate their god as the dogma was written during a time of different tolerance.

05 Dec 2012 08:21 PM
Coco LaFemme     

hubiestubert: In fairness, women bleed every month and do not die.


This is true. Vaginas are like a portal to hell that both scare the shiat out of men......and then totally entice them at the same time.

05 Dec 2012 08:34 PM
Elandriel     
Because women think with their brains and not dicks and as such are prone to occasionally challenge assertions of mystery sky wizards.

05 Dec 2012 08:35 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
Because vaginas are weird

05 Dec 2012 08:37 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  
Well the whole virgin birth thing isn't helping matters any.
 
Great honey, glad to hear you're having the Son of God.  WORST HONEYMOON EVER!

05 Dec 2012 08:38 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  

Lionel Mandrake: Because vaginas are weird



You're weird.
 
Blessed are the snatched.

05 Dec 2012 08:56 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  

brap: Lionel Mandrake: Because vaginas are weird


You're weird.

Blessed are the snatched.


Did you know that sometimes they have teeth?

It's true! I read it on the internets!

05 Dec 2012 09:01 PM
hubiestubert    [TotalFark]  

Coco LaFemme: hubiestubert: In fairness, women bleed every month and do not die.

This is true. Vaginas are like a portal to hell that both scare the shiat out of men......and then totally entice them at the same time.


So, you admit that it's your own dang faults then? Good. Now we can get back to talking about the merits of sammiches and Klondike bars. And how AWESOME bewbs are...

05 Dec 2012 09:27 PM
cmunic8r99    [TotalFark]  
Religion is not afraid of women.

Men in power in religious organizations are afraid of women.

05 Dec 2012 09:34 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     

cman: Religious dogma mirrors many of what our ancestors felt was the perfect order. Therefore, straying from such perfection is seen as a possible danger to the social structure of the community. It is about fear, really; fear of leaving traditions in the name of progress could infuriate their god as the dogma was written during a time of different tolerance.


"...the perfect order..."

Burger, fries, and a shake.

/gold star to whoever gets the reference.

Also fear by those who have the most to lose from progress; i.e. men and priests.

05 Dec 2012 09:37 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  
We hold a certain power and control that most men in power and control can barely even imagine.

05 Dec 2012 09:45 PM
simplicimus     

hubiestubert: In fairness, women bleed every month and do not die. They birth babies out of seemingly nowhere. Women are frippin' magic, and that is witchcraft, and that is enough to scare the stuffing out of guys who just want to extract money from your pockets. Why do you think they burned Joan de Arc?


She weighed more than a duck?

05 Dec 2012 09:45 PM
MrHappyRotter     
Because vaginas.

05 Dec 2012 09:52 PM
JNowe     
All I got from TFA is that they don't want them to speak at their meetings. Maybe they can only get the room for an hour.

05 Dec 2012 09:53 PM
Super Chronic     
I don't know, let's ask Dan Brown.

05 Dec 2012 09:54 PM
Porous Horace     
Men have fragile egos.

05 Dec 2012 09:54 PM
SundaesChild    [TotalFark]  
Because we're awesome.

Next question?

/drtfa

05 Dec 2012 09:54 PM
farkingismybusiness     
They attract bears.

05 Dec 2012 09:55 PM
MrEricSir     
Because women are less prone to spewing vile bullshiat and therefore have no place in religion?

05 Dec 2012 09:56 PM
whatshisname     
Gay men who try and hide behind a life of pretend abstinence and funny hats are afraid of women?
I am surprised.

05 Dec 2012 09:56 PM
Haliburton Cummings     
Why are religions afraid of everything?!?

ftfy...

just take a long hard look at most religious folks for a sec and you notice a lot of nutjob tendencies...

being afraid of everything has the advantage of making them malleable and easy to control...

which...is the whole point.. stupid superstitions for stupid people...

take Americuh for example...

"you might have dandruff!!!"
"BIN LADEN!!!"
" FOOD TAMPERING!!!"

of course it's never

"OUR FACTORY IS KILLING ALL THE FISH IN THE RIVER!!!"

sheeplez....

05 Dec 2012 09:57 PM
MrHappyRotter     

farkingismybusiness: They attract bears.


Sure, but that's because bears are powerless against fabulous shoes.

05 Dec 2012 09:57 PM
Zarquon's Flat Tire     
Because they aren't young boys?

05 Dec 2012 09:58 PM
The_Original_Roxtar     
because the stupid woman listened to the damned snake and now everything sucks.

05 Dec 2012 09:58 PM
Haliburton Cummings     

whatshisname: Gay men who try and hide behind a life of pretend abstinence and funny hats are afraid of women?
I am surprised.


yeah..kinda like hockey coaches.. kiddie diddlers the lot of them...

05 Dec 2012 09:58 PM
degenerate-afro     
Because Eve farked everything up.

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/never should've ate that apple.

05 Dec 2012 09:59 PM
LouDobbsAwaaaay     
I've never understood why there aren't more atheist women. Is there a major religion out there that doesn't treat them like absolute shiat?

05 Dec 2012 09:59 PM
crabsno termites     

Elandriel: Because women think with their brains ovaries and not dicks and as such are prone to occasionally challenge assertions of mystery sky wizards.

go batshiat crazy

FTFY

05 Dec 2012 09:59 PM
Fubini     

phlegmmo: The number of biblical references betraying disgust towards women and the workings of their bodies is extraordinary, but it ought not to surprise us: it is, after all, a book cobbled together entirely by men living in a barbaric and ignorant period of history, during which societies were governed largely by violence, a technique with which men are infamously more familiar. The role of women in Bronze Age culture was to bear children and little else, and, though the Church likes to avoid the issue, there are numerous biblical commands and injunctions for women to be raped and treated like property.


That's interesting and all, but wrong.

At the time of it's inception, Christianity said to treat women and men as equals in a society (the Roman Empire) where women were treated like crap.

05 Dec 2012 09:59 PM
willyfreddy     
Subby Why is religion are men so afraid of women?

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/FTFY
//and answered it :)

05 Dec 2012 10:00 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
Current world religions are paternalistic. Matriarchal societies allow for powerful women, but usually don't tend to develop iron, steel, steam engines, or automatic weapons.

05 Dec 2012 10:00 PM
DontMakeMeComeBackThere     
Religions are run by men, who have normal sexual ures in regards to women, but think those feelins are wrong, so they try to control the percieved source of those feelings. That simple.

Control, not fear.

Saying it's fear is just a way to feel superior, as the victim. It is far better to be feared than belittled.

05 Dec 2012 10:01 PM
crabsno termites     

The_Original_Roxtar: because the stupid woman listened to the damned snake and now everything sucks.

except them.

In the interest of accuracy.

05 Dec 2012 10:02 PM
ThatBillmanGuy     
Yet every woman I know on Facebook (sigh.. My wife included) still vehemently believes in a magic sky fairy, and posts a "thank you" to it for everything from good weather to extra money... Daily.

As an atheist, I always want to post something like "Seriously? God saw fit to grant you a good parking space, but decided that kids in Burma still need to get murdered in a civil war?"

05 Dec 2012 10:02 PM
UsikFark     

CapeFearCadaver: We hold a certain power and control that most men in power and control can barely even imagine.


Religion controls people through sex. Coincidence?

05 Dec 2012 10:02 PM
Theaetetus    [TotalFark]  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I've never understood why there aren't more atheist women.


Because they get pushed out by that crowd too? There's probably a ton of them, but they don't attend the same meetings as you.

05 Dec 2012 10:02 PM
rev. dave     
The article is written by someone who has only an outsider's view of the scripture. Not that he is wrong, but that he does not make it clear that it is more of a cultural and dogma based problem. He also could have pointed out that all the major religions have this problem (not sure about Buddhism). He also did not make it clear that it is men who wrote the scriptures. A couple of his quotes were letters written by and for men. He also used the most simple interpretation and mentioned nothing about symbolism.

Women are treated badly because of severe flaws in culture where the men use religion as an excuse.

05 Dec 2012 10:03 PM
CapeFearCadaver    [TotalFark]  

crabsno termites: The_Original_Roxtar: because the stupid woman listened to the damned snake and now everything sucks. except them.

In the interest of accuracy.


Who bled in your cornflakes this morning?

05 Dec 2012 10:03 PM
Moonk     

MrHappyRotter: farkingismybusiness: They attract bears.

Sure, but that's because bears are powerless against fabulous shoes.


Let's get some shoes.

05 Dec 2012 10:03 PM
Tyranicle     

Elandriel: Because women think with their brains and not dicks and as such are prone to occasionally challenge assertions of mystery sky wizards.


Actually, women believe more in angels and ghosts than men.

05 Dec 2012 10:05 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

hubiestubert: In fairness, women bleed every month and do not die. They birth babies out of seemingly nowhere. Women are frippin' magic, and that is witchcraft, and that is enough to scare the stuffing out of guys who just want to extract money from your pockets. Why do you think they burned Joan de Arc?


Because she refused to act like a woman.

05 Dec 2012 10:05 PM
DubtodaIll     
Because religions are family building structures? And there are plenty of women that totally get off on being dominated. So, if you look at the wonderful success rate of world religions, there has to be something right about it.

05 Dec 2012 10:06 PM
theorellior    [TotalFark]  
It probably comes down to the insecurity of patrimony. A woman knows, prima facie, that the child is genetically half hers. The man in the equation can only hope that she wasn't sneaking some strange on the side, and that later the child will show enough of a resemblance that the point is moot. However, in low-population societies, everyone in the community was similar-enough looking that the range of possible fathers could be rather large. What to do?

The solution: secure the pussy. Make sure, by hook or by crook, that no other penis can come near. That the deck is stacked against the woman should she attempt to lead an independent life. That women are looked down upon as evil and wanton should they stray from their Chosen Man. Violence and coercion is not out of the question. Neither is propaganda nor brainwashing. And what combines violence, coercion, propaganda and brainwashing in one neat, nice, tidy package? Organized, hierarchical religion.

05 Dec 2012 10:06 PM
MrHappyRotter     

Moonk: MrHappyRotter: farkingismybusiness: They attract bears.

Sure, but that's because bears are powerless against fabulous shoes.

Let's get some shoes.


Oh my god, shoes!

05 Dec 2012 10:06 PM
Forbidden Doughnut    [TotalFark]  

CapeFearCadaver: We hold a certain power and control that most men in power and control can barely even imagine.


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/ would agree with what you just said here...

05 Dec 2012 10:08 PM
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