Friday, January 6, 2012

Misogyny and Violent love are Acts of Unreason

Since at least the time of the greek gods and philosophers, women have taken a back seat to man. Most religions that developed from the mists of times have in one way or another dismissed woman's worth. Creating barbaric laws that were only meant to keep one gender in line.

Throughout the centuries one religion after another maintained a patriarchal leadership that concentrated on one recurring theme. Yes, theft, killing and numerous crimes were examined and punishments thought appropriate were given, but controlling women, keeping them in their place, was always on the minds of our leaders.

Aristotle found woman to be less than the perfection of man. Christianity in its earliest form, and in some sects still to this day, maintains that women are to be seen, not heard. Woman should not be teachers, in fact, they shouldn't speak anywhere besides in the home.

Religious texts were not even as horrible as what man defined them to be. Wiki's statement on Islam:

"Thanks to the subjective interpretations of the Quran (almost exclusively by men), the preponderance of the misogynic mullahs and the regressive Shariah law in most “Muslim” countries, Islam is synonymously known as a promoter of misogyny in its worst form. Although there is no way of defending the so-called “great” traditions of Islam as libertarian and egalitarian with regard to women, we may draw a line between the Quranic texts and the corpus of avowedly misogynic writing and spoken words by the mullah having very little or no relevance to the Quran."

Apparently even ancient books of supposed religious truths are not as bad as what man interprets them to be. Man has thoughtfully, and with known lies and malice, enslaved half of the human population on the planet. I'm not giving the bible, quran or any other text a break here, they are all misogynist reads, but man had the gall to expound on and make worse the conditions that woman would live in for the greater part of their existence on the planet.

Even the newest religions promote the same nonsense. Scientology states that, "A society in which women are taught anything but the management of a family, the care of men, and the creation of the future generation is a society which is on its way out," and continues with, "The historian can peg the point where a society begins its sharpest decline at the instant when women begin to take part, on an equal footing with men, in political and business affairs, since this means that the men are decadent and the women are no longer women. This is not a sermon on the role or position of women; it is a statement of bald and basic fact."

From ancient to new writings on religion, one truth binds; women are lesser creatures. This is the only societal reason we treat our partners in life with such contempt. It is an ugly thought that should not be part of atheism. Though there are a few who would like to make atheism misogynist; if this happens it would destroy atheism. It goes against what atheism promotes so cannot exist in the community except as human aberration.

Acts that damage or maim a woman's body, or even kill, that are based solely on a human's normal social behavior, is the most atrocious behavior that a man can partake in. Ignorance is no excuse.

Though religion and man appear to be the creator of this hatred, we know it is not the only abomination that exists because of primitive thoughts. We see children dying from being beat in supposed enlightened countries because of religious texts. We see children in the same countries dying from curable diseases. We see rapes and killings in other countries under the christian cross.

As an atheist thought, violent and love are two words that should never belong in the same sentence.

Religion is the most violent form of love that exists on the planet. If atheism is allowed to be permeated with the same senseless and brutal thoughts, it would then be no different that what we oppose.

We will have become the enemy.

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