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Feminism and atheism

Since I had a rant about the conspiracy against women that I believe christmas to be, coupled with the fact that I have just finished reading Richard Dawkins’ ‘The God Delusion’, I have been wondering why isn’t every feminist an atheist? I wanted to find out more and stumbled across this wonderful piece. I quote:

“Every major world religion – without exception – … engages in the systematic devaluation of women, in the systematic exclusion of women from positions of authority and in the systematic oppression and even enslavement of women.”

He goes on: “Religion in general, especially the large, institutional, male-run churches like Catholicism, is too dogmatic and too oligarchical for any progress to be made soon enough to help the millions of women who are still suffering under sexist yokes.”

Gah! I wish I’d written it.

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