Sexism in Jehovah Witness

Jehovah’s Witnesses is a religion that preaches love and acceptance, but the reality is everything is conditional. Love and acceptance is only extended as long as members practice absolute obedience and question nothing, ever. Visit a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you might notice a few things about their meetings that seem a bit different. One is that all the women will probably be wearing either skirts or dresses. Jehovah’s Witness women can’t wear pants. Women are not, as a general rule, allowed to wear trousers of any sort during their meetings or when in the preaching work, and this includes business trousers or pantsuits.

A woman in pants isn’t just turned away at the door. As an example, when I was an active Witness I knew a woman who worked in a hospital and often could not leave in time to go home and change, and would occasionally arrive to the meetings in her hospital scrubs. However, a woman in pants would not be allowed to be on the platform for any type of public participation, and would also not be allowed in the preaching work. Also, if a woman continued to show up for meetings or preaching in pants without a good excuse such as mentioned above, she would probably be counseled in some way.

Jehovah’s Witnesses will emphatically point out that they do not consider women to be lesser creatures, and that God created male and female equal. The Watchtower magazine often carries positive articles about give-and-take in the marital arrangement, and how husbands should respect their wives, etc. But since the Watchtower is a strong hierarchical system, run by several old men, it is not surprising that many of their attitudes towards women would be passed off to others in the organization.

Like many conservative faith groups, the Jehovah’s Witnesses is a sexist organization. Women are excluded from all positions of authority, except the teaching of other women who are recent converts. The leaders of the local congregation, the elders, are all men. Moreover, members are taught that men and women are to hold different roles within the family; they teach a complete separation of responsibilities and duties by gender. The husband is expected to play the leadership role; wives are expected to be submissive to their husband. Jehovah Witness regard these policies as biblical, and non-sexist. Casual sexism in obvious in Jehovah’s Witnesses literature from either the Watchtower or Awake. For example this statement in the June Kingdom Ministry:

If we are observant and familiar with the content of the magazines, we can choose something from either the Watchtower or Awake! that will interest the householder. For example, if we see children’s toys in or around the home, we may choose to highlight an article about family life. If a man comes to the door, we might decide to feature a subject that many men are interested in, such as good government. What’s interesting about this example is that it’s nothing doctrinal, or about so-called headship, or based on a sexist scripture. It’s male chauvinism pure and simple. Furthermore, Jehovah’s Witness in Watchtower literature has always made references to men and jobs, as if women didn’t work! Whenever speaking about training children, the boys are told to be trained by their fathers in various types of work, including trades. Girls are told to be trained by their mothers to do the cooking and cleaning. It’s rarely if ever, mentioned that boys could be trained to cook, and girls could be taught how to do various other types of work.

One woman who was an ex Jehovah’s Witness finally begin to question their controlling, isolating and extremist ways, she was almost always told to discuss my concerns with the elders or pray harder so that she could more fully embrace the teachings. She was too afraid to go directly to the elders so she usually took her questions to other women in the Jehovah’s Witness congregation. Unfortunately, they were just as disempowered as she was.

A Jehovah’s Witness woman can have no position of authority in the congregation.

For that matter, if a 12-year-old JW boy is baptized and he is the only male in a group of older women, HE is the one who will offer prayer, and, if they are going out in field service, HE is the one who will make the decisions. If a Jehovah’s Witness woman is highly trained in a certain field, and is working with an inexperienced JW male in her field of expertise (as in, perhaps, some sort of building project) SHE will have to acquiesce to the inexperienced male, even though SHE is the one who should, logically, be leading the group. The first “step up” for a Jehovah’s Witness male is to be assigned to handle microphones or do some other minimal “privilege” in the congregation. After that, he can be appointed as a Ministerial Servant, and then, possibly an Elder. Within the body of Elders, there are various positions, with Presiding Overseer being the top position at the congregation level. There are many other titles within the Jehovah’s Witness hierarchy…all of which are reserved for men.

To Jehovah’s Witness women are not worthy of leadership. Jehovah’s Witness does not ordain women. In addition, the use of scriptural texts against women in the Jehovah’s Witness community (found especially in their literature on marriage) compels the judgment that they are is focused or centered on men and patriarchal and oppressive of women. Elders control the congregation, from finances to discipline, to confessions and judgment. Women are never allowed to serve as elders, as members believe they are not worthy of this leadership position. Instead, women are encouraged to focus on volunteer work, going door to door in the hopes of recruiting new members. Ask why women were not allowed to give public talks or handle congregation operations, you will be told that it was Jehovah’s arrangement, that Jehovah directly “shows the light” to the governing body–the group of white men who run the organization in Brooklyn, N.Y.–and they pass the information down.

Therefore, women cannot perform the simplest of duties, such as praying over the congregation. If for some unknown reason a man is not present, a woman must use a head covering to show her submission to Jehovah’s arrangement, then lead the group in prayer. In addition, women were not considered righteous enough to volunteer at the organization’s headquarters until married. Single women had little place in the overall structure of the organization and were viewed as a distraction to the men at headquarters.

For many women whose husbands are zealous Witnesses, whether the wife is one or not, the options seem very narrow: Put up with him or divorce him. So the distress call from either a woman whose husband is a JW and is a tyrant, or who are seeking to leave the Watchtower and her husband is threatening divorce, or worse. What could be worse, you say? Usually, these situations are accompanied by either physical or emotional abuse, and often if there are children the threat of a custody suit is hung over the woman’s head.

How the Watchtower Keeps Women in their Place

Genesis 3:16
To the woman, he said: “I shall greatly increase the pain of your pregnancy, in birth pangs you will bring forth children, and your craving will be for your husband, and he will dominate you.” (New World Translation)

1 Timothy 2:11-15
Let a woman learn in silence with full submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. Also, Adam was not deceived, but the woman was thoroughly deceived and came to be in transgression. However, she will be kept safe through childbearing, providing they continue in faith and love and sanctification along with soundness of mind. (NWT)
These two passages are the most commonly used by the Watchtower (more often verbally than in print) to keep women in their place. The Watchtower comments on these passages:

Eve should have carefully consulted with her husband regarding any important decision to be made. And especially should she have been alert to inquire of him when being tempted to eat of the forbidden fruit, since the serpent’s enticement was to disobey God’s previous command, given through her husband Adam, not to eat of the forbidden fruit. Recognizing her husband’s headship in this way would have been a protection and a safeguard for her. Submission to his headship by consulting and cooperating with him would have greatly assisted her in obediently rendering proper worship to God…. [Commenting on Gen. 3:16]: It does not appear that Jehovah God directly brought these conditions into existence as a punishment on Eve and, by inheritance, on all her daughter descendants. Rather, by cutting off the woman as well as the man from divine favor, Jehovah was pointing to the consequences and abuses that would result. Childbearing would be very difficult under imperfect conditions. Jehovah foreknew that within the marriage arrangement now, imperfections would often lead to frustration, anxiety, and turmoil. It would be a natural desire for a woman to crave a husband, not just for sexual satisfaction, but because of desiring a home and children, security and companionship. These desires would be very strong in a woman even though the fulfilling of them would mean domination by an imperfect husband. (Watchtower, 3/1/76, pp. 159-160)

First of all, the Watchtower still sees the curse of Gen. 3:16 as applying to a woman, in that she would inordinately be craving a husband and be driven to seek family and security. For many years women were considered undesirable at Watchtower headquarters (Bethel) because they would draw away the volunteer workers and marry them. They were also rarely used for any intelligent tasks at Bethel. Though this has changed, the mentality remains among many Witnesses both at Bethel and in the congregations. Secondly, women were encouraged not to have children in the forties and fifties due to the “closeness of the end of the system,” and the desires for family life were seen as selfish in view of the greater work of preaching the Watchtower’s message. Many Witness women, therefore, forfeited having children until it was too late, and many are still bitter as a result.
Women are also seen as more easily swayed and deceived, based on Gen 3 as well as 1 Tim. 2:11-15. They are not as readily trusted as men, and in matters of personal conflict among Jehovah’s Witness couples, the men are almost always favored over the women.

Jehovah’s Witness organization immerses members in sexism by inundating them with three weekly meetings, volunteer work in the “ministry” on the weekends and endless studying of Jehovah Witness literature reinforcing harmful aspect to women by the views surrounding women. Jehovah’s Witness organization adamantly referred to women as the “weaker” sex, while men are revered as next in line to Christ. The members firmly believe that men have a more direct connection to Jehovah. For my family, this arrangement meant that even though my stepfather sexually assaulted my mother and physically abused me, my mother was not allowed to leave the marriage unless 1) he died or 2) one of them committed adultery. Adulterers are disfellowshipped. Abuse was not considered grounds for divorce because the Bible does not mention it.

The Dangerous Message About Domestic Violence

Jehovah’s Witness magazine contains a worrying message for victims of domestic violence. In the Jehovah’s Witnesses issue of Awake magazine was an article ‘An End to Domestic Violence’. However, what was the message they were giving inside this magazine, and how it linked in with their evangelistic endeavors. The true message of the article tells readers how violent men can be reformed with the help of the Bible. Claiming ‘Bible education has helped many to replace a violent disposition with one of kindness and respect.’ Telling women who are in a violent relationship that their partner can change is downright dangerous. Targeting vulnerable women, who are victims of domestic violence, as a means of evangelism, is very – very – irresponsible.

A chief executive of national domestic violence charity Refuge said: “Violent men often promise to change but they rarely do. Research shows that domestic violence usually gets worse over time. In the worst cases, it can end in death around two women are killed by current or former partners every week. Domestic violence isn’t caused by a man losing his temper or drinking too much. These are just excuses for violence. Domestic violence is caused by the abuser’s desire to exert control over his partner.” She added, “it is, possible for violent men to change – but only if they accept responsibility for their behavior and recognize that violence is a choice.” Abusers often learn to be violent from the society they grow up in. Inequality between the sexes means that men have more power than women – inevitably some of them abuse or exploit that power. People who blame violence on their childhood experiences are avoiding taking responsibility for their actions. The Jehovah’s Witness magazine article provides a list of reasons why women should stay with a violent partner. One reason they do not mention, however, is that many women stay because they continue to believe that their partner can change; that one day their partner will change – perhaps with enough love, enough patience, enough understanding, enough prayer? However, the stark and frightening truth is that for too many of these women, that day never comes. Some will die, at the hands of the man in question, hanging on to that hope. This dangerous article fuels this belief, and puts women at real, and grave, risk.

As if this message wasn’t alarming enough, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are also keen to point out that for them the only grounds for divorce is adultery. Not domestic violence. The article concedes that in some circumstances a married couple could separate, and this does include circumstances where one partner is being violently abused by the other. By telling women who may be in a violent, married relationship that adultery is the only ever cause for divorce, they are essentially proposing that any separation because of domestic violence should only be temporary. When it is estimated that on average a woman will leave a violent relationship up to seven times before leaving for good, and when no other type of crime has a rate of repeat victimization as high, this message too, is an irresponsible one. The message is both dangerous and irresponsible. Nowhere in the article, or on their website, is there any signposting to a single domestic violence charity or organization; no web details, no helpline number, no mention of refuges or actual help. Refuge conducted research earlier this year that found a third of women do not know where to get support if they are suffering from domestic violence. One of the most important things we can do is tell victims of domestic violence where to go, who to call, who can help them – and yet this article in Awake only directs them toward Bible verses and the Jehovah’s Witnesses website. And given that 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence over their lifetimes, that means that potentially 1 in 4 unwilling recipients of this magazine will be experiencing it.

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Subject of Sexual Violence

Jehovah’s Witnesses because of their sexism choose not to understand what it means to be the victim of the of criminal sexual violence. As I’ve brought out in the Rape category, Jehovah’s Witnesses threaten rape victims with excommunication if they don’t scream and resist enough during an attack to satisfy a judicial committee, three elders who review the woman’s experience in minute detail. They have said that without screaming and fighting against her rapist, even if he brandished a weapon, a rape victim “would be viewed as consenting to the violation.” I’ve also brought out how they once referred to a man fondling his stepdaughter’s breasts while she slept as a “minor uncleanness” (see this post) rather than seeing it as a horrific and obscene crime committed against a child, and seemed to imply that the worst thing to happen to a child who is sexually abused is that he or she might grow up to be gay (see this post). Again, they don’t get the concept of what it means to be a victim in these types of cases and fail to adequately address the responsibility of the person committing these crimes.

Sexual Harassment Advice for Teens

This shameful failing of theirs was recently repeated in a section on their official website,, meant for teens and young adults. The subject was sexual harassment: “Speak up and calmly but clearly tell your harasser that you won’t tolerate his speech or behavior. If anyone touches me inappropriately, tell them to not touch you again. If your harasser persists, be firm and don’t give up. When it comes to maintaining high moral standers.”
Note the last line, which talks about “maintaining high moral standards.” Let me ask, what do moral standards have to do with the victim of sexual harassment and his or her response?

What Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t seem to grasp; someone who victimizes another person with the unwanted sexual behavior of any sort is not asking for a date, but they are inflicting or forcing themselves upon this person without their consent or permission. The moral standards of the victim here have nothing to do with someone else’s crass and obscene behavior or the victim’s response. Their entire implication is that if you don’t handle sexual harassment the “right way” or do what they instruct, then your morals are in question or you’ve even brought it on yourself.

This information also betrays their serious lack of understanding and sexism in what it means to be a target of unwanted sexual behavior in any form. In many cases, sexual harassment can come with threats. The harasser may have friends at work or school who support them in their behavior, and the victim may feel as if they’re being “ganged up on” with little recourse. A child at school especially may feel that they have no one to help; it’s easy to think they can just talk to a teacher but how many stories have been reported about bullying and harassment at school that is outright ignored by teachers? A child especially may be afraid of retaliation; if they “tell on” the person harassing them, what if that person or his friends physically assault them after school or in the locker rooms? A coworker may threaten to lie about the person to their boss or the boss may threaten the person’s job if they don’t give in to unwanted advances. When being sexually harassed a person can feel not only threatened but isolated. At work, not all companies have a Human Resources department that supports employees and harassment claims can be difficult to prove in court. This may leave the victim with few options except to find another job, which can be difficult if not impossible for many people. It’s also good to remember that many people hate confrontation of any sort. It can be especially difficult for women to be firm with a harasser as they are often taught to be “soft and sweet” especially for Jehovah’s Witness women who are taught to be submissive and silent before men.

Speaking of women taught to be submissive and silent,

Jehovah’s Witnesses silences women to protect rapists.

A schoolgirl who left the Jehovah’s Witnesses exposed the organization’s cover-up of abuse and sexual violence inflicted on women and its effort to silence the victims. The girl recalled her own experience with the church and recounted the stories of three women who were abused and sexually assaulted by men in the church. All these crimes were covered up by the leadership of the organization and the victims were silenced or shunned from the community, she said. The most disturbing revelation came from the stories of three women, whom the girl personally knew. The three women, all of whom remained anonymous, were abused or raped by male members of the church. After they reported to the elders of the church, they were blamed for the violence against them and excommunicated or threatened to. One of them was a mother of two. After years of abuse by her husband, she finally got a divorce. The elders of the church, who turned away from her when she went to them for help, forbid her to see her children after the divorce and left the children to be raised by her abusing husband who was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness. “To make matters worse her children were taught not to speak to her because she was evil, they were isolated by her ex-husband and know nothing other than this religion. They are also terrified of disappointing their father and their god,” the girl said. Another woman who was raped was told by the church elders that she was raped because her job put her near men and she dressed inappropriately. To avoid being “disfellowshipped,” she had to drop the charges against her attacker, quit her job and dress more conservatively. The girl stated that she and her mother had left the Jehovah’s

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My thoughts on Religion Evolution with external links for more info:

“Religion is an Evolved Product” and Yes, Religion is Like Fear Given Wings…

Atheists talk about gods and religions for the same reason doctors talk about cancer, they are looking for a cure, or a firefighter talks about fires because they burn people and they care to stop them. We atheists too often feel a need to help the victims of mental slavery, held in the bondage that is the false beliefs of gods and the conspiracy theories of reality found in religions.

“Understanding Religion Evolution: Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, Paganism & Progressed organized religion”

Understanding Religion Evolution:

“An Archaeological/Anthropological Understanding of Religion Evolution”

It seems ancient peoples had to survived amazing threats in a “dangerous universe (by superstition perceived as good and evil),” and human “immorality or imperfection of the soul” which was thought to affect the still living, leading to ancestor worship. This ancestor worship presumably led to the belief in supernatural beings, and then some of these were turned into the belief in gods. This feeble myth called gods were just a human conceived “made from nothing into something over and over, changing, again and again, taking on more as they evolve, all the while they are thought to be special,” but it is just supernatural animistic spirit-belief perceived as sacred.

Quick Evolution of Religion?

Pre-Animism (at least 300,000 years ago). So, it all starts in a general way with Animism (such as that seen in Africa: 100,000 years ago) (theoretical belief in supernatural powers/spirits), then this is physically expressed in or with Totemism (Europe: 50,000 years ago) (theoretical belief in mythical relationship with powers/spirits through a totem item), which then enlists a full-time specific person to do this worship and believed interacting Shamanism (beginning around 30,000 years ago in Siberia) (theoretical belief in access and influence with spirits through ritual), and then there is the further employment of myths and gods added to all the above giving you Paganism (beginning around 12,000 years ago in Turkey) (often a lot more nature-based than most current top world religions, thus hinting to their close link to more ancient religious thinking it stems from). My hypothesis is expressed with an explanation of the building of a theatrical house (modern religions development). Progressed organized religion (around 5,000 years ago as sen in Egypt) with CURRENT “World” RELIGIONS (after 4,000 years ago).

Historically, in large city-state societies (such as Egypt or Iraq) starting around 5,000 years ago culminated to make religion something kind of new, a sociocultural-governmental-religious monarchy, where all or at least many of the people of such large city-state societies seem familiar with and committed to the existence of “religion” as the integrated life identity package of control dynamics with a fixed closed magical doctrine, but this juggernaut integrated religion identity package of Dogmatic-Propaganda certainly did not exist or if developed to an extent it was highly limited in most smaller prehistoric societies as they seem to lack most of the strong control dynamics with a fixed closed magical doctrine (magical beliefs could be at times be added or removed). Many people just want to see developed religious dynamics everywhere even if it is not. Instead, all that is found is largely fragments until the domestication of religion.

Religions, as we think of them today, are a new fad, even if they go back to around 6,000 years in the timeline of human existence, this amounts to almost nothing when seen in the long slow evolution of religion at least around 70,000 years ago with one of the oldest ritual worship. Stone Snake of South Africa: “first human worship” 70,000 years ago. This message of how religion and gods among them are clearly a man-made thing that was developed slowly as it was invented and then implemented peace by peace discrediting them all. Which seems to be a simple point some are just not grasping how devastating to any claims of truth when we can see the lie clearly in the archeological sites.

I wish people fought as hard for the actual values as they fight for the group/clan names political or otherwise they think support values. Every amount spent on war is theft to children in need of food or the homeless kept from shelter.

Here are several of my blog posts on history:

I am not an academic. I am a revolutionary that teaches in public, in places like social media, and in the streets. I am not a leader by some title given but from my commanding leadership style of simply to start teaching everywhere to everyone, all manner of positive education. 

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While hallucinogens are associated with shamanism, it is alcohol that is associated with paganism.

The Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries Shows in the prehistory series:

Show one: Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses.

Show two: Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show tree: Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show four: Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show five: Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show six: Emergence of hierarchy, sexism, slavery, and the new male god dominance: Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves!

Show seven: Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State)

Show eight: Paganism 4,000 years old: Moralistic gods after the rise of Statism and often support Statism/Kings: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism)

Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses: VIDEO

Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Pre-Capitalism): VIDEO

Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves: VIEDO

Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State): VIEDO

Paganism 4,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism): VIEDO

I do not hate simply because I challenge and expose myths or lies any more than others being thought of as loving simply because of the protection and hiding from challenge their favored myths or lies.

The truth is best championed in the sunlight of challenge.

An archaeologist once said to me “Damien religion and culture are very different”

My response, So are you saying that was always that way, such as would you say Native Americans’ cultures are separate from their religions? And do you think it always was the way you believe?

I had said that religion was a cultural product. That is still how I see it and there are other archaeologists that think close to me as well. Gods too are the myths of cultures that did not understand science or the world around them, seeing magic/supernatural everywhere.

I personally think there is a goddess and not enough evidence to support a male god at Çatalhöyük but if there was both a male and female god and goddess then I know the kind of gods they were like Proto-Indo-European mythology.

*Next is our series idea that was addressed in, Anarchist Teaching as Free Public Education or Free Education in the Public: VIDEO

Our future video series: Organized Oppression: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of power (9,000-4,000 years ago) adapted from: The Complete and Concise History of the Sumerians and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (7000-2000 BC):

Show #1: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid)

Show #2: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Eridu “Tell Abu Shahrain”)

Show #3: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Uruk and the First Cities)

Show #4: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (First Kings)

Show #5: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Early Dynastic Period)

Show #6: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (King/Ruler Lugalzagesi)

Show #7: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Sargon and Akkadian Rule)

Show #8: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Naram-Sin, Post-Akkadian Rule, and the Gutians)

Show #9: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Gudea of Lagash and Utu-hegal)

Show #10: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Third Dynasty of Ur / Neo-Sumerian Empire)

Show #11: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Amorites, Elamites, and the End of an Era)

Show #12: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer)

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The “Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries”

Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ Atheist Leftist @Skepticallefty & I (Damien Marie AtHope) @AthopeMarie (my YouTube & related blog) are working jointly in atheist, antitheist, antireligionist, antifascist, anarchist, socialist, and humanist endeavors in our videos together, generally, every other Saturday.

Why Does Power Bring Responsibility?

Think, how often is it the powerless that start wars, oppress others, or commit genocide? So, I guess the question is to us all, to ask, how can power not carry responsibility in a humanity concept? I know I see the deep ethical responsibility that if there is power their must be a humanistic responsibility of ethical and empathic stewardship of that power. Will I be brave enough to be kind? Will I possess enough courage to be compassionate? Will my valor reached its height of empathy? I as everyone earns our justified respect by our actions, that are good, ethical, just, protecting, and kind. Do I have enough self-respect to put my love for humanity’s flushing, over being brought down by some of its bad actors? May we all be the ones doing good actions in the world, to help human flourishing.

I create the world I want to live in, striving for flourishing. Which is not a place but a positive potential involvement and promotion; a life of humanist goal precision. To master oneself, also means mastering positive prosocial behaviors needed for human flourishing. I may have lost a god myth as an atheist but I am happy to tell you my friend, it is exactly because of that, leaving the mental terrorizer, god belief that I truly regained my connected ethical as well as kind humanity.

Cory and I will talk about prehistory and theism, addressing the relevance to atheism, anarchism, and socialism.

At the same time of the rise of the male god 7,000 years ago was also the very time there was the rise of violence war, and clans to kingdoms, then empires, then states. It is all connected back to 7,000 years ago and it mover across the world.

Cory Johnston:  

The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist (YouTube)

Cory Johnston: Mind of a Skeptical Leftist

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Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ @Skepticallefty Evidence-based atheist leftist (he/him) Producer, host, and co-host of 4 podcasts @skeptarchy @skpoliticspod and @AthopeMarie

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Damien Marie AtHope (“At Hope”) Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist. Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, Psychology, and Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Historian.

Damien is interested in: Freedom, Liberty, Justice, Equality, Ethics, Humanism, Science, Atheism, Antiteism, Antireligionism, Ignosticism, Left-Libertarianism, Anarchism, Socialism, Mutualism, Axiology, Metaphysics, LGBTQI, Philosophy, Advocacy, Activism, Mental Health, Psychology, Archaeology, Social Work, Sexual Rights, Marriage Rights, Woman’s Rights, Gender Rights, Child Rights, Secular Rights, Race Equality, Ageism/Disability Equality, Etc. And a far-leftist, “Anarcho-Humanist.”

With religion, it is like your brain is in a noose, squeezing out any hope of critical thinking about the religious beliefs. Leaving the victim faith-drunk as if all the oxygen of their mental freedom is cut off and hope for self-mastery is but some far away fantasy out of reach.

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Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist, Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Jeweler, Poet, “autodidact” Philosopher, schooled in Psychology, and “autodidact” Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Pre-Historian (Knowledgeable in the range of: 1 million to 5,000/4,000 years ago). I am an anarchist socialist politically. Reasons for or Types of Atheism

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