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    What with my historical studies that span the last 5000 years (and beyond, in certain cases - I quite adore the Paleolithic Venus figurines and that sort of thing when reading about archaeology and anthropology, and have more recently found some neat educational videos on YouTube about ancient civilizations) - the one thing I know with absolute certainty is that religion is the cause of most of the wars since patriarchal religions were invented.  The matriarchal societies were into storing surplus grain, keeping everyone fed, no wars, etc.

    Keeping people uneducated 'because illiterate people are easier to control' was an edict that came from a pope many centuries ago.  They still advocate keeping women, in particular, barefoot and pregnant..., and dumb as doorposts so they'll be the brood humans for the next generation, especially their male offspring who will populate the armies and fight in the next wars instigated by religious leaders via political figures.

    The minister lied to me in confirmation class (ELCA)..., so the first time I read the Bible cover-to-cover I was in my teens; the second time in my 20s.  From there I continued on to read many histories, and for a while I concentrated on religious history.

    I finally turned my back on Christianity when I read When God Was A Woman by Merlin Stone.  I used her bibliography to read some more, used other authors' bibliography as guides to further studies.

    Knowledge is very liberating, but the majority of the time no one knows what the heck I'm talking about.  They've not read the same non-fiction, history, or archaeological and anthropological books I have.

    Siiiiiiiiiiigh.

    [As for pedophiles, priests or lay persons - no pun intended; or maybe I do subconsciously intend - I'd like nothing better than to see them all taken to a deserted island where the only people they can harm is other pedophiles and rapists and child molesters..., and NO contact by any means with the world off the island.  I'm really, really, really sick and tired of religious "leaders" giving those dregs of humanity a pass for their crimes, as well as shuffling them from one location to another where they continue their vile crimes!  Enough, already!  Ostracize them from normal people!]

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 05:05:46 AM PDT

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