Losing My Religion For Equality

Great read! Some excellent points. Many use religion as a shield to defend their bigotry. What many people don’t realize is that religion is the foundation of discrimination for many different minority groups (most specifically women and the gay community). Many people have realized religious scriptures are not meant to be taken literally in every sense. Some religions (i.e. the reformed Jewish sector) have taken major steps in revising their practices to become more modern. That said, there is a great amount of work to be done for all. I personally struggle with organized religion. I think this article does a great job summarizing why. Also, I have written a related piece here: https://thatssogay.co/brainwashing/the-source-of-crazy/

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We’re a little bit in love with President Jimmy Carter today.  Want to know why?  Read on… it’s an oldie, but a goodie. jimmycarterWomen and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.

I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult.

It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention’s leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be “subservient” to their husbands and prohibited from serving as deacons…

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