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Author: Barbara Walker

A photo of a pregnant woman with the title the rise of sexism
Barbara Walker

The rise of sexism

Studies in both mythology and anthropology show that mothers, not fathers, were the original authority figures in human societies. Paleolithic and neolithic humans were no

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Barbara Walker

What a Christian believes in

Churches tell people to believe in a male god who, though lacking anything like human spermatozoa, managed to impregnate a human female and have himself

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A painting of the inquisition with the title "the sadism of the inquisition"
Barbara Walker

The sadism of the Inquisition

Torture was officially sanctioned by the Inquisition in 1257 and remained a Catholic Church mainstay for five and a half centuries. The victims in those

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a red and black photo of jesus with a crown of thorns with the title in cursive "a justified ungodly rant"
Barbara Walker

A justified ungodly rant

Theologian Mary Daly once wrote, “Anger is essential for clearing away inauthentic structures.” The following diatribe is an expression of such anger, built up through

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A vintage drawing of noah's arc with the title "the absurdities of the ark" over it in cursive
Barbara Walker

The absurdities of the Ark

The Earth has numerous species of land animals. Christian fundamentalists ask us to believe that because God was irritated by the behavior of a few

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