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  •  Thank you for the thoughtful reply (1+ / 0-)
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    Batya the Toon

    As I elaborated in my own diary, reading the passages you discussed as divinely-ordained and cruel misogyny has no basis in the history of either Judaism or Christianity.  That is why I call it fundamentalism.  It's a very closed minded and limited reading of the text, done with an ideological goal in mind.  I'm glad that these sorts of readings helped you break out of another fundamentalism.  But I am afraid that they are deeply damaging to those of us who would like to promote liberal and progressive religiosity.

    •  Glad to discuss. :) (0+ / 0-)

      I agree with you that it is fundamentalism, but in my experience you will almost never reach fundamentalists with progressive religion -- at least not until you have successfully illustrated the flaws of fundamentalism.

      Also, to avoid the "you're simply interpreting that incorrectly" quagmire, I did try to stick as much as possible to events rather than laws (i.e. the raids and wife capturing, etc.) Knowing, though, the fundamentalist outlook on those laws, I did include both.

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