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Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Friday, June 02, 2006

God And Abortion

God Performs Abortions:~
  • Exodus 21:22: "If men quarrel, and one strike a woman with child, and she miscarry (accidental abortion) indeed, but live herself: he shall be answerable for so much damage as the woman's husband shall require."
  • Exodus 21:23: "But if her death ensue thereupon, he shall render life for life,"
(Only if the woman dies because of the abortion does the perpetrator deserve death. In other words, the accidental abortion is not considered killing a person. If it had been, when the woman miscarried, the perpetrator would be punished equally, "life for life." The Bible, however, differentiates between the resultant miscarriage and the death of the mother.
  • Numbers 5:11-31: The Adultery Test: In this particular situation, a man, if he suspects his wife has cheated on him, can take her to a priest where she will be given a liquid concoction which aborts the fetus. If she is guilty of this trespass, "may he (the Lord) make thy thigh to rot, and may they belly swell and burst asunder. Let the cursed water enter into thy belly, and may thy womb swell and they thigh rot." (15:21-22)

The "cursed water" is designed to cause a spontaneous abortion. This could be both punishment for cheating, and assurance for the husband that the children born by his wife will indeed be his seed. Either way, the fetus is aborted - and by a priest.

This sounds ok to many christians, and no doubt muslims have similar chapters in the quran. But then the god of the torah/bible/quran has only ever been a man-made invisible alpha-male with delusions of supernatural grandeur.

This disguised supernatural patriarch is the primitive male's perception of the ultimate and absolute alpha-male. And it could be also suggested that female goddesses were the perception and conception of the ultimate and absolute alpha-female. It is the alpha male god which lesser humans are not supposed to question. Especially females. We are to know our place. Our place is lower on the hominid ladder. The alpha-male monkey god has decreed this.

Personally, I think that sometime in human evolution, and understanding, males recognised the connection between the deposition of seminal fluid in the female and a resultant pregnancy. From that moment on, (in their minds), they became the creators of life. The all powerful ones who deposit seed. And having no or little scientific knowledge about females making eggs, the males took credit as being primarily responsible for the creation of life. This is also, I suggest, why the god concepts from then on became primarily male. They became the primary King Kongs of the human religious kingdoms. Gods in their own minds. Gods because of their penises. (ROFL)

It also explains why men continue to worship at the altar of their own penis. And why they have religious rituals associated with their penis. (Think judaism/islam and christianity and the religious rituals associated with male circumcision.) Quite an extreme way to join a cult.

But if you want to be the "ultimate boys' club", set up mainly to support a male hierarchy; you make the joining ritual something only males can do. And if your male dominated religion supports female circumcision, you make it a ritual which manipulates who, when and how those females can breed. Thus ensuring the concept of inheritance and lineage along male genetic lines.

Anyway, I seem to have strayed off topic slightly, but I have enjoyed the straying. If you are male and/or religious and you find this offensive. Too bad. :)

If you are female and/or religious and you find this offensive. Too bad, plus grow a brain. :)



Blogger TheJollyNihilist said...

If you are male and/or religious and you find this offensive. Too bad. :)

Religious? Hardly.
Male? Yes.
Offensive? Nope.

I definitely think most religions promote the idea of male dominance. And, as a male, I would benefit from it. But, I reject it outright as immoral and ignorant.

Sexism disgusts me. Male-female relationships are restricted by imaginary gender roles. For that reason, the best relationships are human-human, with no social constructions getting in the way.

It also explains why men continue to worship at the altar of their own penis.

Well, that one I've never tried...

3/6/06 2:37 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

I was on a sarcastic roll by the time I got to this part>>> "It also explains why men continue to worship at the altar of their own penis." (That is about all I have to say in my defence :) )

3/6/06 9:49 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

religion was created to form a social hierarchy. There is no question that it promotes sexism, and reasserts the rights of men over women.

Islamic texts are quite clear on this, if you read Surah 4, verse 34, for example, it states bluntly that men are the protectors and maintainers of women because God has made men stronger than women. Muslim women are not supposed to pray, or touch the Qur'an, while on their period. Even though its natural... its somehow "sinful."

Christians, too, refuse to entrust women with any serious power in the Church. Moreover, the role of women in Genesis is that of "creator of sin" - kinda sucky.

So yeah, religion is sexist.

Don't get me started on Hinduism, where the wife burns herself with her dead husband.

4/6/06 7:28 pm  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Charges dismissed!


Nice religious defense of a woman's right to choose, Beep! Beep! The passages hold up when transferring their reasoning from the man's POV to the woman.

Ie, when treating her as much like a human being as they do him. Cool.

4/6/06 11:40 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

It is the alpha male god which lesser humans are not supposed to question. Especially females. We are to know our place. Our place is lower on the hominid ladder.

Now we're talking! hehehehehe

6/6/06 12:16 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Jeff: No matter how long the ladder, you would always be close to the bottom, regardless of gender.

6/6/06 1:16 am  
Blogger Procrastinatrix said...

Nice post! I will have to use this on my mom. Now, I just need a good argument for homosexuality.

6/6/06 11:22 pm  

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