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Blog Archive: October 2011

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Adam's First Wife: The Story of Lilith

Oct 30, 2011 6:39:50 PM
Sep 5, 2012 4:07:22 AM

(Editor's note:  In a recent podcast entitled "Woman, Be Silent," the story of Lilith came up, prompting a litany of requests from our users for more information.  TTA guest blogger "Meg" has provided an in-depth look at this fascinating legend in this post.  Many thanks to her for the long hours of research on this one.  -Seth) “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” To the faithful of both Christianity and Judaism,...

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Woman...Be Silent!

Oct 20, 2011 12:46:47 PM
Sep 5, 2012 4:08:40 AM

Anyone else think it’s ironic when Christian women spout instructional and inspirational scriptures on Facebook and elsewhere?  I saw several examples only yesterday, including a ditty from one friend (I’ll call her Julia) which read in bold text, “YOU WERE MADE BY GOD AND FOR GOD, AND UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND THAT, LIFE WILL NEVER MAKE SENSE!" The comments that followed from her religious friends were the same, predictable litany of bumper stickers we’ve come to expect, but I decided to...

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Funny About Facebook

Oct 6, 2011 3:43:35 PM
Sep 5, 2012 4:09:05 AM

Arguing with theists on Facebook is usually like telling your grandmother how to set the digital clock on her microwave oven.  No matter how carefully you give the directions, she ignores you and blathers on about the good ol’ days of wind-up watches and wood-burning stoves. I try to resist those kinds of Facebook exchanges.  I try to remember that I’m a solitary atheist surrounded by devoutly religious family and friends, remembering that their posts will naturally reflect the allegi...

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