26th May 2010

“The inculcation of a high level of sexual guilt, primarily in the female, is a major function of religious education. Search the sacred texts for the origin of evil, and you will find – in the story of Eve in Genesis, for example, or the Whore of Babylon in Revelation – that it is female sexual desire.”

Nancy Blake

10 Responses to “26th May 2010”

  1. NoReflection Says:

    A WOMAN CAN BE A DISTRACTION OR IF YOUR SOULS TOUCH A HAPPY ENDING . I HAVE NO DESIRE FOR SEX IN MANY YEARS ,BUT THAT HAS LEFT MY MIND OPEN TO THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING .ONLY THE UNIVERSE CAN TEAM US UP BUT IF ALONE FOR THE REST OF MY EXCISTANCE ..SO BE IT ,THE UNIVERSE KNOWS BEST

  2. Devout Atheist Says:

    I find it amusing that many religions have some basis in repressing and controlling women and their sexuality while at the same time providing for the growth of sexual molestation and perversion of the young and impressionable. If find no difference between a rapist physically controlling a victim and an elder of some “ancient fable” saying one thing on Sunday and manipulating their victims in the name of god or under the influence of power.

  3. solomon Says:

    Can you recite its teachings if your accusations is true. In your case you are citing individuals, not religion.

  4. Atheist MC Says:

    This link is interesting and at least tangentially relevant to the quote.

  5. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    Here, I’ll just leave this: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/women/long.html

    NoReflection, what do you mean by “the universe”? You speak as if the universe were an entity. YOU control whether you “team up”. There is nothing “out there” that “knows best”. If YOU don’t “know best”, then nothing else does. If you have chosen to be sexless based on you own personal desires, that is fine. If you have chosen the path due to some teachings or philosophy or worse yet, some religious teachings, then you are unnecessarily missing out on some great physiology. I’m also curious about the “theory of everything”. And finally, must you type in all caps?

    BAT

  6. tech Says:

    bat, if I type in caps please read silently. Now for quote.My years in this life have taught me that people have done everything.If you have broken the law you will face the consequences. Church, Religion or cult is not the blame.If your son or daughter fails to finish school can you blame the school system. NO. This site is always looking to find fault in everything except with the person who committed the act. Even when a person choses to abstain from sex they find something negative in that. As for the caps I read them silently.Have great day guys. tech

  7. Atheist MC Says:

    Church, Religion or cult is not the blame.

    This is interesting tech. Because what you are saying is that when scripture directs us to do someting unethical (as it frequently does) we as individuals should take personal responsibility for following that direction. But why should we? If God says stoning your daughter to death for failing to marry her rapist is the thing to do we should be able to do that with impunity, surely. The mind-boggling alternative is that scripture cannot be relied upon as a source of ethical behaviour and that as a society we must reach a consensus using our reason, empathy and sense of fair-play, ignoring the word of God altogether. For heaven’s sake, next you’ll be arguing we should become atheists!

  8. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    AMC…”for heaven’s sake” Bwaaaahh haaah!

    tech, can you say “netiquette”?

    BAT

  9. PEB Says:

    Out of all the crimes that have been committed in the name of christianity and islam then the appalling treatment of women will surely be at the top of a very long list.
    From Eve to the defamation of Mary Magdalene. From the sexual rights abuse of catholic women and the horrific use of the burqa and female circumcision.

    This male invented religion may have something right. God is definitely a man. No woman would screw everything up so badly.

  10. Emily Says:

    Here, I’ll just leave this: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/women/long.html

    NoReflection, what do you mean by “the universe”? You speak as if the universe were an entity. YOU control whether you “team up”. There is nothing “out there” that “knows best”. If YOU don’t “know best”, then nothing else does. If you have chosen to be sexless based on you own personal desires, that is fine. If you have chosen the path due to some teachings or philosophy or worse yet, some religious teachings, then you are unnecessarily missing out on some great physiology. I’m also curious about the “theory of everything”. And finally, must you type in all caps?

    BAT