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11th June 2009, 07:53 PM
Introducing myself.... I am a 22 year old (deferred) Arts student and mother of a gorgeous 3 month old boy. By joining this forum, I am hoping to meet some like-minded people to discuss religion, philosophy, science, and life in general.
11th June 2009, 07:58 PM
gudday gudday, good to meet you :) I'm sure you will have an interesting time here, and hope you enjoy yourself ;)
11th June 2009, 08:06 PM
Hi and welcome Orchid!
So relieved you're not Spam......only had it once but it tasted disgusting! :D:D
11th June 2009, 08:10 PM
Welcome to the forums :)
I must say in the number of forums I have frequented in my time this one so far has a more 'female balanced' community (which I think is great)... I would be interested to see what the ratio is!
It is said that women are smarter than men, given the subject matter of these forums maybe it's true! :P
Enjoy your stay
p.s. I am male btw he he
11th June 2009, 09:47 PM
SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM
There's always one in the crowd. Always. I am beginning to think it is an Absolute.
12th June 2009, 02:00 AM
Yeah not spam ;)
12th June 2009, 06:04 AM
It is said that women are smarter than men, given the subject matter of these forums maybe it's true! :PWomen are more intelligent than men. I mean, can you think of a religion founded by a woman?" :)
12th June 2009, 08:02 AM
You do realise you have just ruined forevermore, Gudluss' perfectly reasonable footnote, don't you? Shame on you :)
12th June 2009, 08:42 AM
It's like when the Scarecrow said that triangle formula wrong...
12th June 2009, 10:44 AM
Women are more intelligent than men. I mean, can you think of a religion founded by a woman?" :)
Women have not been in the power structures really to do so, till recently and even then we have inherent sexism that makes it difficult. This has nothing to do with intelligence, but everything to do with power, and where it has traditionally been held.
To associate a persons sex to issues of power and say that it will define them is to ignore 'thatcher-ism', the fascist 'Seccion Femenina' (women's branch of the Spanish fascist party Falange Espanola), Condoleezza Rice, etc etc etc
I do not think a persons sex absolves them from the abuse of power, nor make them more 'intelligent', it's a dangerous path to do so, and a naive one.
I understand how the comment is light-hearted, just thought I would mention ... ;)
12th June 2009, 08:10 PM
I feel Davo is right in his statement that women have not traditionally held the same strength (for lack of a better word) of power as men, so it is very difficult to compare genders when it comes to the issue of how each sex handles power.
Thank you all for welcoming me to the forum, by the way.
12th June 2009, 08:22 PM
17th June 2009, 01:33 AM
Originally Posted by GUDLUSS http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/showthread.php?p=16103#post16103)
I mean, can you think of a religion founded by a woman?"
-as pointed out by protium, many of the evangelical and christian sciences movements have founders who are women.
However, it should be noted that the claim to have founded a religion is itself a loaded question... Who founded christianity... What version, catholic, gnostic, protestant... The question sort of gets blurry - it is often difficult to pin down a founder.
What is possibly a more fundamental question is who has the power in any religions - is it men or women.
So, back to Protiums claim that christian science is founded by women... Perhaps that is true on paper, but it would be interesting to see if women still take a subserviant role to men within this religious group.
So more interestingly ( I believe) which religions allow women to be on equal or superior status to men? Who knows of any.
Perhaps looking at powerfull, and religios women figures of history would point us in the right direction.
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