Fugitives from Fundamentalism

The Musings of Adult Missionary Kids (MKs) & Former Born-Again Believers

Archive for the ‘Morality/Ethics’ Category

“Heaven help us!” said the old religion; the new one, from its very lack of that faith, will teach us all the more to help one another.
-George Eliot

Why I am a feminist

Posted by Ann on August 20, 2010

“Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.” –Rush Limbaugh, notorious misogynist and ugly man

Do we argue that racism and oppression in the world is a reality? Why is it that sexism and misogyny in our society is ignored and treated as a myth? Reminds me of religious belief and the way people who hold strong belief in general blatantly ignore any evidence that doesn’t support their belief system. Read the rest of this entry »

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10 Myths and 10 Truths About Atheism

Posted by Ann on July 17, 2008

Do we need absolute truth to have meaning? Do we need to have an identity that will continue forever? Do we fear no one will accept or understand us if we don’t share their beliefs, their opinions? Isn’t it possible to have a sweet life without certainty?

What if our self image wasn’t affected so strongly by sin ideation as children—the idea that only through guilt do we become moral beings—would things be different now? Read the rest of this entry »

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