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Does the Christian concept of man as a fallen creature influence our childrearing practices?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry McMasters Sep 1. 5 Replies

There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 57 countries that have banned spanking in schools and homes. Some have banned it only in schools, others both places. France was the most recent country to…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Wesner Sep 2. 20 Replies

I'm a newbie. In fact, I've never belonged to an online atheist group before even though I gave up on all gods many years ago. Having been raised in a radical Christian cult that operated as a closed…Continue

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Michael Penn commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"You are exactly correct. Everybody knew the rules and the ones that could do so broke them. We all stayed quiet mostly until the last election. That was when the lying pussy grabber got in the White House and everything changed. The 16 women…"
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Teresa Roberts commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"Loren, yes, we should and shall mention that the bible simply does not support equal rights, not just for women, but also children and slaves. The whole premise of the scriptures is that there was and is a chosen people. Plus, there is such a strong…"
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Grinning Cat commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"On the phallic skywriting Bertold mentioned, some people were offended. Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene skydrawings spotted in Okanogan Co. (KREM, king5.com)"
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Thomas Murray commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"   I'm not surprised or shocked because like you said, everyone knew. I saw the George Clooney/Matt Damon interview about Harvey and really, WTF are we supposed to believe their bullshit? In this case with Hollywood it is: "It is…"
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Loren Miller commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"Shall we mention that this attitude is reinforced throughout the bible, that woman effectively have no authority, are worth half what a man is, and may be held to account for adultery, where the man gets off scot-free?  Also worthy of note is…"
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Frankie Dapper commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"When a monkey flings or flung his ding or dung we are in the zone of the monkey.  The monkeys who monkey most and fling or flung their ding or dung are the monkeys for whom the power has in their direction swung."
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"I agree. Sadly it seems of late that the critical mass of cultural shifting is moving in the wrong direction. It's good that more people are speaking up right now and more abusers are being called out, but at the same time the bullshit biblical…"
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Teresa Roberts commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"That is funny, but it's really has nothing to do with maturity. It has everything to do with power. Laws will only curb it a little. The best way to control people's behavior is through cultural expectations that [pretty well everyone buys…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Sexual Rules in the Power Game
"Wait a minute -- are you saying men don't always behave like mature adults???"
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Sexual Rules in the Power Game

Why are there so many cases of sexual misconduct? What is causing this surge of revelations? Why is everyone so shocked and surprised?Those were always the rules to the game.You knew it. I knew it. Our parents knew it. The presidents down through the ages knew it. The preachers and priests knew it. By the time we were twelve years old, maybe younger, we ALL knew it. Men were given permission by our culture to play around, to take whatever the market would bear, to enjoy their sexuality however…See More
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post America Doesn't Fix Things Any More
"The traditional Christian ideal is antithetical to the very nature of consciousness or awareness. --C.G. Jung"
Nov 10
Grinning Cat commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post America Doesn't Fix Things Any More
"That whole catechism is, in its own words, "intrinsically and gravely disordered". The few defensible things on that page are its denunciations of rape and of sexual abuse -- but we don't need a religion to tell us that!"
Nov 9
Chris commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post America Doesn't Fix Things Any More
"For other information people should read Article 6 of the Catholic Church. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s2c2a6.htm It's unbelievable that people still follow that doctrine. Till death do us part may result in some…"
Nov 9
Chris commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post America Doesn't Fix Things Any More
"Teresa, I was never hit or otherwise abused by any of my family members. It was only the school system that did that. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Being left handed, an athiest from birth and a non…"
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Chris left a comment for Teresa Roberts
"Teresa I'm sure you read the book Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. If not I'm sure you will enjoy it.  "
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Teresa is a writer, poet, an advocate for the rights of children and a myth buster by trade. Her recently released book is called Have We Been Screwed? Trading Freedom for Fairy Tales.It can be found on Amazon along with the rest of her books. Teresa was raised in a religious cult and once freed from the indoctrination of her youth went on to examine the vast number of cultural expectations within societies at large. Nothing they told us is exactly as they said it should be.

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Sexual Rules in the Power Game

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 10:00am 9 Comments

Why are there so many cases of sexual misconduct? What is causing this surge of revelations? Why is everyone so shocked and surprised?

Those were always the rules to the game.

You knew it. I knew it. Our parents knew it. The presidents down through the ages knew it. The preachers and priests knew it. By the time we were twelve years old, maybe younger, we…

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America Doesn't Fix Things Any More

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 12:30pm 16 Comments

Mass shootings can happen anywhere, but they are only a matter of routine in the United States. 

Oddly, I've encountered many Americans who seem resigned to this fact of life in our country. They have no suggestions to remedy the situation except the occasional call for more guns. Americans, however, already have more guns than any other nation.

So if that were…

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America's Battle is with the Religious Right

Posted on October 26, 2017 at 9:30am 9 Comments

People keep asking, what is going on in America today? Why is it so different than anything we can remember before this? And, I've taken to screaming this in their ears:

The religious right is doing this to us!

Most people don't or can't keep their eye on that ball because their liberal religions claim to idealize equality and many progressive…

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Why Liberal Christians Annoy Me

Posted on October 20, 2017 at 2:00pm 12 Comments

Liberal Christians seem so benign. They hold many of the same political points of view as I do. To one degree or another they also support a secular society. Unlike the conservative Christian or even worse the radicalized Christian, the liberal Christian is less strident, more open minded, less dogmatic and more accepting of other belief systems. Do they do less harm than the more militant fellow Christian soldiers? I contend that in some ways they actually contribute much harm to…

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At 7:44pm on November 9, 2017, Chris said…

Teresa I'm sure you read the book

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.

If not I'm sure you will enjoy it.

 

At 4:22pm on September 26, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for sharing Hang With Friends on Facebook.

At 2:48pm on September 18, 2017, Joan Denoo said…

Loren, you are another writer who inspires me to do better. writing The tone and timber of your words ring my bells. I am afraid I didn't let you know how much I enjoyed your piece about putting a warning on a hotel bible!. It inspired me to think, "Every action helps!" 

At 2:16pm on September 18, 2017, Patricia said…

Thanks for accepting, & yes lets ramp things up!

At 2:00pm on September 18, 2017, Patricia said…

Nice to meet you, Teresa.

At 12:38pm on September 11, 2017, Loren Miller said…

At times I wonder who or what (and especially WHERE!) my muse is.  I try to do a blog a month, but I missed August, mostly owing to a lack of motivation, yet I managed TWO this month, and it ain't over yet!

I do enjoy writing, quite a bit, in fact.  It's just that sometimes getting the words out can be a pain in the patoot.

At 10:48am on September 11, 2017, Loren Miller said…

Hey, Teresa!

At the risk of tooting my own horn, you might click on "PREVIOUS POST" once or twice.  I flatter myself to think that, when my muse DOES deign to visit, she does okay by me.

At 6:47am on August 23, 2017, Randall Smith said…

Hi Teresa! A fellow Hoosier I see. Welcome to A/N. I'm guessing your website address is from the song Embraceable You . Yes? Great song, by the way. Hope you enjoy the site.

At 2:58am on August 23, 2017, Major G said…

At 7:38pm on August 22, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome,  Teresa! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that’s on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Feminist Atheists.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically. Writing to Congress is a group to share ideas so it's easy to write or call legislators.

After you’ve searched for topics of interest in “Groups” above and in the “Forums”, don’t forget to look at Latest Activity, found along the right margin of the page .

 
 
 

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