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In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
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Why Is Rape at the Origin of Most Religion?

Why Is Rape at the Origin of Most Religion? | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

The impregnation process may be a “ravishing” or seduction or some kind of titillating but nonsexual procreative penetration. The story may come from an Eastern or Western religious tradition, pagan or Christian. But these encounters between beautiful young women and gods have one thing in common. None of them has freely given female consent as a part of the narrative. ( Luke’s Mary assents after being not asked but told by a powerful supernatural being what is going to happen to her, “Behold the bond slave of the Lord: be it done to me . . .”)


Who needs consent, freely given? If he’s a god, she’s got to want it, right? That is how the stories play out.


Whether or not the delectable young thing puts up a protest, whether or not seduction requires deception, whether or not the woman already has a husband or love, whether or not she is physically forced, the basic assumption is that the union between a god and a woman is overwhelming in an orgasmic way, not a bloody, head-bashed-against-the-ground kind of way. And afterwards? Well, what woman wouldn’t want to be pregnant with the son or daughter of a god?


Underneath this remarkably enduring and widespread trope lie two assumptions that, in their most primitive form, may trace their roots all the way back to evolutionary biology.

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When It Comes to Pop Culture, There’s a Christian Version of Everything Secular

When It Comes to Pop Culture, There’s a Christian Version of Everything Secular | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago, I saw Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist) give a talk on how Christians co-opt just about everything in secular culture. For every great musician, or book, or movie… or fast food logo… there’s a Christian equivalent.

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Kola Boof on Spirituality

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Kola Boof, a woman of controversy ~ author, activist, mother, harlot, opportunist, poet, womanist.


Kola graces us with a rare interview, which offers insights into a spiritual woman, something often not seen in this woman with such a sensational life story...

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Theories of religion: The early years

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This week we’re looking at three early anthropologists who believed that cultures evolve from “primitive” to “civilized” stages, and that religion is a characteristic of the earlier stages. Excelsior!

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Evangelical Renaissance

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Steven P. Miller: Since the 1970s, the words “evangelical” and “born again” have been weapons, foils, or badges of honor, depending on their wielders.
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Must Read: No such thing as porn 'addiction,' researchers say

Must Read: No such thing as porn 'addiction,' researchers say | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it
Journalists and psychologists are quick to describe someone as being a porn "addict," yet there's no strong scientific research that shows such addictions actually exists. So says a clinical psychologist in practice in a large behavioral health program.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 14, 2014 5:10 PM

Fascinating facts in this short article!

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History of the Yoni in World Faith

History of the Yoni in World Faith | In The Name Of God | Scoop.it

Although we do have hard and clear evidence - archeologically speaking - that the veneration of women, of the yoni, and of Goddesses have been the primal and primary form of religion around the globe, it has been the East - specifically ancient India with its Tantric teachings - where this seems to have found its most exalted and open expression.


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Also addresses this important question: Simply put, how can a woman raised in a culture that diminishes the value of and beauty of women's genitals try to move past those negative self-thoughts?

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Sex education after age old tradition of bael bihe

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According to the Newar tradition, young girls are married to Bael, which is the symbol of Subarna Kumar. The fruit is considered to be without any flaw and if a young girl gets married to it before her menstruation starts, she will never be considered a divorcee or a widow according to the religion.

 

...After the ceremony is completed, the young girls are kept in a dark room for 12 days and taught sex education.


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Not the usual fare here, but remarkable

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Sundays With The Christianists: Sex Education For Your Date With Jesus

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Greetings once again, you filthy sex poodles! Did you know that Jesus is really concerned about that pagan you’ve been palling around with?

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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