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Misogyny has many roots but one main one...

This is a huge hot button with me and I believe it is rooted in our heritage of Middle Eastern religions.

"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.”
1 Timothy 2:11-14

A wife is a man’s property: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Exodus 20:17

Daughters can be bought and sold: If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do. Exodus 21: 7

A raped daughter can be sold to her rapist:
If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her.
Deuteronomy 22:28-29

Much more...

15 Bible Texts Reveal Why “God’s Own Party” Keeps Demeaning Women


And here...
Biblical Sexism

Trump's Sexism Is Deeply Biblical

No where is this attitude stronger than in our southern bible belt.

Not the knuckle-dragging rethugs I know.

They hate assertiveness in women, even some in their own party. Southern men in particular are misogynistic. And even the women bash other women who are successful!!

There's a male in this household who...

Just doesn't want to be bothered. Yes, he's physically kinda lazy (but certainly not mentally).

Another factor is that any behavior that differs from the norm embarrasses him, whereas I don't mind even making an ass of myself for a good cause. So, who are the bigger conformists, men or women? I guess it depends on the person.

So sorry to hear...

about your separation. That a real bummer. 😟

Although I've never had the energy to write long personal notes for each card and never mailed more than 30-something, I still like the tradition. I'm sentimental.

Most people I now sent cards to live far and wide, even in the UK and China. We're all too busy to write much.

My thoughts on cards...
- theyre a friendly wave to say hi and say we still think about you. I thinks it makes people happy to know that they're being thought of.
- hubs and I like getting the family pics and news.
- we send to folks in their 80's and 1 90yo who never uses email.
- we are flattered to receive the cards.

Otherwise, this old atheist is a bit of a humbug on C'mas. Hubs and I never exchange Christmas gifts and except for our son, we buy very few gifts for family and friends. My tree for the last 5 yrs has been our tall old potted Norfolk pine with some tinsel roping thrown on it.

To each his own. I try not to knock the traditions of others.

Omg, Out Of Africa is my favorite movie!

It's a TRUE story, you know + the great cinematography of the magnificent landscapes and wildlife of Africa. + Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, what's to hate??

Same here.

These Dems do not seem to have a clue that they're being manipulated.

This has been about unconfirmed accusations without evidence of facts and circumstances. And it's definitely about prejudging. Al has asked for investigations but they deny him that.

Some of these accusations are out-right lies, others are half-truths. They should remember to beware of half truths and not believe the wrong half, as they're doing.



This has been about unconfirmed accusations without evidence of facts and circumstances and about prejudging. Al has asked for investigations but they deny him that.

These Dems cannot see what's happening. They cannot see the clever plot and manipulation by rethugs that probably began in some RW back-room think tanks. They don't understand that they're doing Steve Bannon's work for him.

Good for you!

This has been about unconfirmed accusations without evidence of facts and circumstances and about prejudging. Al has asked for investigations but they deny him that.

He'll try but not succeed at both.

1. He cannot directly fire Mueller but will have to go through his AG who said he will not do it. Fire the AG and find someone who will, as Nixon did? Mueller probably has contingency plans for this scenario. He knows TRump's psychology well by now.
And there's always NY state AG with whom Mueller is sharing info.

2. A couple of DoD/Pentagon folks have said they will not comply with a launch order if it comes down. Whew, that was a relief to hear.


Indeed I am!!

This is DU's ATHEIST forum, btw.

According to a 2015 international survey data, reported by Keysar & Navarro-Rivera in the Oxford Handbook of Atheism, there are approximately 450-500 million non-believers in God worldwide, which amounts to about 7% of the global adult population.

According to the Pew Research Center, if that category is broadened to include all non-religious people in general — those unaffiliated adults who do not identify with any religion — we’re talking 1.1 billion people, which equals about 16.5% of the global adult population.

As such, “non-religious” is actually the 3rd largest group of thought on religion in the world, coming only behind Christianity (in first place) and Islam (in second).

Thus, there are more secular men and women on planet earth — many of whom are atheists and agnostics — than there are Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons, Sikhs, Jains, or Jews.

That said, numbers have little to do with reason and logic!

Bye now. 🐦

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