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She made a good point (AKA the Anti-feminist feminist)

Posted: December 20th, 2013, 3:11 pm
by zacb ... edirect=no

Very interesting. For once there is an honest feminist. And to boot she is a decent atheist (not that I have never met one, just it is rare). What do yous thing?

Posted: December 20th, 2013, 4:30 pm
by fschmidt
I have to admit that I am very impressed. Here are some quotes from her:

I do not believe in God, but I believe God is man’s greatest idea. Those incapable of religious feeling or those (like hardcore gay activists) who profane sacred ground do not have the imagination to educate the young. Flicking the radio dial in America, one hears bursts of beautiful, spellbinding poetry. But it is neither academics nor contemporary writers who are filling the air with dazzling imagery and profound spiritual truths. Alas for progressive politics, these are the voices of white and black Christian ministers, reading form the Bible. Why have intellectuals abandoned the people? This is the shame of modernism.

Everyone in the world should know all the great religions of the world: Hinduism; Buddhism; Greco-Roman and Near Eastern paganism; Judeo-Christianity; Islam, African, North American, and Oceanic tribal cults, pre-Columbia imperial myth. Art, history, and philosophy are intertwined with the evolution of religion. This is the true multiculturalism. The secularism of the Enlightenment was meant to free the mind, not kill the soul.

Although I'm an atheist who believes only in great nature, I recognize the spiritual richness and grandeur of the Roman Catholicism in which I was raised. And I despise anyone who insults the sustaining values and symbol system of so many millions of people of different races around the world. An authentically avant-garde artist today would show his or her daring by treating religion sympathetically. Anti-religious sneers are a hallmark of perpetual adolescents.

Posted: December 20th, 2013, 5:27 pm
by zacb
I agree. I found the part about the death of intellectualism rather resounding. She is now my favorite liberal :) . It is kinda refreshing. I may disagree on certain issues or lifestyle choices, but it is an irony that someone in conflict with the establishment speaks truth. On the topic of atheists, Walte rBlock is similar in this regard. I kinda like libertarian atheist, a tleast compared to most.