Your choice of quotation is brilliant! I've long felt women's rationality has been dismissed while their "wickedness" has been promoted. I think "god" has been traditionally portrayed as male and a father because of genetics and evolution. Is evolution justice? No, why do we save endangered species! Early human males were physically stronger than females and their testosterone made them more aggressive. Male gods were created because males ran the show. Ok for primitive culture but the time for a shift is upon us! Let women rule!! Will our world be worse off? I think not! Ok, sorry, back to reality.
So I've created a group called Driven by two of my favorite themes. "The Revenge of the Witch!" Women will one day claim what is rightfully theirs. And turn rightful blame upon men, not to destroy but to humble. (I hope.)
and "The Problem with Faith". In many circumstances, faith implies that reason is evil. Observations of the earth and stars usually contradict the word of god. That which contradicts the word of god is evil. You know, that line of thinking.
My group is kind of a mess at the moment but I'd like those to be driving forces at some point. If people cant see it in words, maybe they'll see the truth in images. But what world is complete without a literary element? That's where you come in, and as I said, your choice of quotes is stellar! But I bet you have some of your own opinions on the matters. Great words are great words, but great words by people I can interact with are much more alive! Think it over, let me know if you want to contribute. I'll make a literature section for your quotes in the meantime.
I totally agree with freethinker women being not given enough attention. I could hardly get many article on Hypatia here herself. Which is why I dedicate more of my works to them. They deserve much more attention for their brilliance, while so many underwhelming male 'atheists' get all the attention for their fluff criticism. TY, joined the group BTW - I'm bit poor myself when it comes to writing, so I'll stick to this ATM, thanks
We'd do perfectly fine without organized religion IMO. Deism/pantheism is a far more benign alternative - where we could really agree to disagree WRT belief in god. I'd be glad if all religious theists chose to be deists/pantheists although I myself am an atheist.
As a matter of fact we will not be better off without organized religion. If nothing else, what will atheists blame for everything that's wrong with the world if religion isn't there.
That's a big what if though, and I don't like dealing in what ifs anyway. For one, organized religion is here to stay, for better or for worse. And trust me when I say it, if humanity would be better off without it, it would've been abolished thousands of years ago.