blaming Eve for all of mankind’s woes

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I think Eve really was framed. Organized religion has demonized that poor woman, blaming her for all of mankind’s woes, from the fall from grace in the Garden of Eden to every imaginable bad event thereafter. But I have to ask the question: Where was Adam in all of this? Did Eve force feed him the apple? Get real. Adam was simply the first in the long line of humanity to refuse responsibility for his own actions. I can hear him now. “God, it wasn’t my fault. She made me do it!”

Yes, Biblical scholars, I know Eve blamed it all on the snake, so it is also true that Eve didn’t want to accept responsibility for her actions either. But I find it so interesting that the churches, synagogues, and mosques – all run by men for hundreds of years – have conveniently ignored or forgotten Adam’s equal role…

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Ontological totalitarianism by numbers

BRILLIANT

Jane Clare Jones

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  1. Human beings have a right to freedom of conscience and belief.
  2. Human beings have a right to their own perceptions.
  3. Humans beings have a right to speak in a manner which expresses their own conscience, belief and perceptions – providing that speech is not an incitement to violence against another person (see 14).
  4. The only pronouns one can prescribe to oneself, ethically, are ‘I’ and ‘me.’
  5. Third person pronouns are granted to you by another person.
  6. Pronouns function as a ‘recognition procedure’ in order to instruct someone else how they are to recognise someone, often in the absence of, or in contradiction to, observable cues.
  7. Asking someone to use certain pronouns is a request that they perceive or recognise you in a certain way.
  8. Prescribing pronouns is a diktat that another person perceives or recognises you in a certain way.
  9. Prescribing pronouns and enforcing that prescription is an…

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