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Misogyny is defined as: "dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women."

A primary source of that morally wrong ingrained prejudice against women is found in the man-made Abrahamic "revealed" religions. Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Mormonism all have misogyny in all of their man-made "holy" books, which they all falsely promote as being the Word of God.

The original ungodly and nonsensical Abrahamic "revealed" religion, which the others sprang out of, is Judaism. Judaism's "holy" book, the Hebrew Bible, which all the other Abrahamic religions regard as being from God, is infected with misogyny from the start. The story in Genesis 2:20-22 of Adam needing a "help meet", which prompted God to then take a rib from Adam and make the first woman, Eve, shows women's second class position in the world.

Christianity also has deep misogyny throughout the Christian New Testament that is tied to the misogyny of Judaism and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. For example, 1 Corinthians 11:7 states:

"For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man."

Verse nine shows the direct connection between the ludicrous and tragically funny story in Genesis of God taking a rib from Adam and making a woman out of it. It states that the man was not created for the woman, the woman was created for the man.

Mormonism, like all of the other Abrahamic "revealed" religions, has misogyny running through it. One case where this is evident is found in the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 13:12 which claims God said:

"And my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they who lead thee cause thee to err and destroy the way of thy paths."

This depicts having women as leaders as being a curse.

The most brutal of all the religious misogyny from the man-made Abrahamic "revealed" religions is found in Islam. The man-made "holy" book of Islam, the Quran, claims at 4:34 that God taught:

"Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great."

This is an open call from the god of Islam for Muslim men to physically beat/scourge women who the men fear may become disobedient and rebellious towards the superior man. This ungodly and cruel teaching of Islam from the Quran is making the crime of domestic abuse a tenant of the religion of Islam.

The ungodly and repulsive mind-set of male superiority present and promoted by all of the man-made Abrahamic "revealed" religions has very real consequences in the 21st century. One horrific example is found in the recent case from the Islamic nation of Jordan. There, a woman named Fatima, who is a mother of three little children, was being beaten by her husband. According to the teachings of Islam, as shown above, this is commanded by God. However, her husband went further. He gouged out her eye. When he started to do the same to her other eye, she pleaded with him, "For God's sake spare my other eye, so that I can see and serve my children!" He showed no mercy, like the god of Islam and Christianity who burns nonbelievers for eternity in hell. Her husband then gouged out her other eye, making Fatima completely blind. Her husband was arrested for inflicting permanent disability, and the charge of attempted murder was eventually added. However, he was not charged with domestic violence. This is more than likely because of Islam's claim in the Quran that God commands Islamic men to beat women who they fear will be disobedient or rebellious towards them.

Deism can, if given the means, put an end to all of the religious misogyny currently harming women and the world today. This is because Deism teaches people that God gave us reason and not religion. This profoundly empowering realization eventually causes most people to break free of the ungodly man-made "revealed" religions. Without the support of the literally billions of people who currently support them, the "revealed" religions and their harmful teachings will die out and our God-given innate reason will prevail. What a beautiful world we will then have!

The World Union of Deists is reaching people in all of the various "revealed" religions, including Islam. One of those people who left Islam for Deism translated the first part of Thomas Paine's thought provoking book on God, Deism and religion, The Age of Reason, into Arabic. To reach people currently under the influence of Islam in Iran with Deism, a former Muslim who became a Deist translated our Intro to Deism page into Farsi and they also have their own Deism website in Farsi.

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It's good to know that many people under the influence of the man-made "revealed" religions, including Islam, are realizing through Deism that God gave them their innate reason and not religions.

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You are confusing sick (mentally ill people) with God given rights.

Sick people may be found in any religious groups. No sain person beats up another one because of religion.

Religion is a personal issue that has been pushed on people's throats by all religions.

Many women especially in the Western worlds do not cover their hair but get beaten up by crazy alcoholic men.

Please do not confuse sick people and relate them to religion.

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I'm not at all confusing mentally ill people with religion. The Quran at 4:34 states: "Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great." This is the Word of God according to the man-made "revealed" religion of Islam. Do you not see that it is the Quran itself that is teaching men to commit violence against women?? I agree, whoever wrote this ungodly and harmful trash must have been mentally ill.


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What a non-sense you quoted. There are many more non-senses in other religious books. Old testament is full of non-sense statements.

Saudia Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait with many religious fanatics, have been subsidizing Western countries by cheap oil and purchase of useless military equipment with the promise of no-regime change. These countries are called friends of Western countries in particular USA.

If there was a God, native people would not be driven out of their homes to make room for settlers who treat their women worse than Muslims. Western countries have supported these crazy settlers and ignoring over 200 UN resolutions for their abuse of Human Rights which include elderly, children, ill people, women, and men.

I find your reasoning(s) and quote(s) very weak and out of touch with many miseries brought upon other countries by your religious groups.

As one African told me, Western countries put Bible in our hands but took our land and natural resources.

Read my quicklink about stealing Syrian oil. This type of stealing started with England over 200 years ago.

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I agree, it is nonsense. However, it is nonsense that is part of what Muslims are taught is the Word of God.


I agree, all of the man-made Abrahamic "revealed" religions are nonsense. The Bible is overflowing with nonsense. The Deist Thomas Paine wrote in The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition, "Nonsense ought to be treated as nonsense, wherever it be found; and had this been done in the rational manner it ought to be done, instead of intimating and mincing the matter, as has been too much the case, the nonsense and false doctrine of the Bible, with all the aid that priestcraft can give, could never have stood their ground against the divine reason that God has given to man."


I also agree with you regarding what you wrote about the US and other Western nations taking advantage of people in the Middle East. The biggest threat to the people of the Middle East, in my opinion, is the Jewish state of Israel. They want a Greater Israel as depicted in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. This will cause much war and suffering. The Israel lobby in the US has a death grip in the majority of politicians from both political parties. That's why the US started the Iraq War, and why the same thing may happen regarding Iran.


I am a Deist. Deists have not brought misery to anyone. We simply believe the world will be a better place if people reject man-made religious superstitions and embrace and use their God-given innate reason instead.


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"This type of stealing started with England over 200 years ago." England just happened to get in on the extortion/theft late in the game, but when nation building through military adventure was creating our modern nation states. In Europe, there was the Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese who proceeded them. Then one can say the Mediterranean nations of Rome, Greece, Egypt and Babylonia were primary drivers of "Colonialism" early on.


It's as old as human nature to enslave and extort from those less prepared to protect oneself from opportunists. A Woman's natural intent is to nurture, making her vulnerable to Man, whose nature is more inclined to pursue a destructive means to gain what he needs. Where Matriarchal societies practiced a more contributing and open society, Patriarchal ones are more rigid and a delegating one.


"Christian" American's are ignorant when bloviating this country was founded on Christian doctrine. Most of the Founders were Desists, who love of "reason" superseded their faith. The Constitution being heavily influenced by the Pagan "Iroquois Charter."

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