5,500 Years old birth of the State, the rise of Hierarchy, and the fall of Women’s status

Ps. Progressed organized religion, to me, starts approximately 5,000-year-old belief system)  Women were much more prominent in religion before 5,500. Tthere is what is believed to be a female shaman burial with a matching carved ivory female head belonging to the Pavlovian culture  29,000 to 25,000 a variant of the Gravettian/(Gravettian culture 33,000 to 22,000 years ago), dated to 29,000 to 25,000-years old Dolní Vestonice, Moravia, Czech Republic. A carved ivory figure in the shape of a female head was discovered near the huts. The left side of the figure’s face was distorted image is believed to be a description of elder female’s burial around 40 years old, she was ritualistically placed beneath a pair of mammoth scapulae, one leaning against the other. Surprisingly, the left side of the skull was disfigured in the same manner as the aforementioned carved ivory figure, indicating that the figure was an intentional depiction of this specific individual. The bones and the earth surrounding the body contained traces of red ocher, a flint spearhead had been placed near the skull, and one hand held the body of a fox. This evidence suggests that this was the burial site of a shaman. This is the oldest site not only of ceramic figurines and artistic portraiture but also of evidence of early female shamans. Archaeologists usually describe two regional variants: the western Gravettian, known namely from cave sites in France, Spain and Britain, and the eastern Gravettian in Central Europe and Russia. The eastern Gravettians — they include the Pavlovian culture — were specialized mammoth hunters, whose remains are usually found not in caves but in open air sites. The origins of the Gravettian...

A question in my Atheists Against Trump group

This was a question posed in my Atheists Against Trump group: I wonder, If there’s no creator, how do we logically find a way to justify the initial steps of the world?   An “Atheists Against Trump” Member responded then, I responded.   Atheists Against Trump” member, “What do you mean by justify? If you refer to knowing the first steps, the hows and wheres — we don’t know everything yet. But inserting a creator doesn’t answer the question legitimately or honestly, it is just a placeholder. There’s no evidence there was a creator, so it is no better answer than “an apple did it.” How do you justify the steps of the world if there was no apple to start it?”   My responce, “This sounds like a theist question so I will ask you what is a god? And if a something of nature then it doesn’t want to be known in reality tus is as meaningless to reality as nothing first off. “Atheists Against Trump Member” I like your responce “What do you mean by justify”, I know, as if such a presumption of a god something (what ever that is), as no god claim can justify its ontology in reality; it’s only empty posturing the faith addiction to emotional magical thinkers willing to not follow an ethics of belief. Moreover, even if a thing such as a god claim, the empty word salad g-o-d-nothingness of fantasy was somehow real, it doesn’t seem concerned with us as it has not proven itself, thus its existing or not existing would not change anything in life.”   Atheists Against...

End Abuse

Please Help End Abuse I feel for all who are suffering or have suffered child abuse as well as child maltreatment. Child harm is devastating, even worse is we who are victimized, are to remain silent and not to offend anyone especially the perpetrators if they are family. It is sad, when the abuse involved a loved one, as we are thus forever troubled as we are often even robbed from being allowed to be angry at them, hate them for what they did, or even expose them. We are thus, often revictimized throughout our lives; made to suffer in silence and shame we cannot not dare not tell anyone. I was asked once, how did you move past the anger? I did not stop the anger from my abuse, rather I allowed myself the right to feel it, to own it, to embrace it, and to not feel yet again more shame for feeling angry at the “someone” who violated you, that someone hurt you. No, we have a right to our voice, a right to our feelings, and our experience. It is this re-owning that self-right to feel, that helped work through the wrong done. Anger is a gift, it reminds us something was done wrong. I am emotional as all humans and that is natural as I am human to be bothered when harmed. I have a right to have deep feelings, even anger, we are owed our feelings no more will they suppress my self-acknowledgment about the hell I went through. Owning this, I feel heard, even if only by me. I thus, have not...

A Champion for Kindness?

What if kindness was a unlimited free commodity of high worth, that had the potential power to change the world would that matter? And what justification would stop you from using it more often, when the world is in such need?   Will you be a champion for...