*TW: Rape, Evangelical Christianity*
"Women have a part in helping men to lust. I think of Jesus’ words, not to stumble. Our part is to watch what we look like and act like, if we are too flirtatious."
Do we even need to pick this apart? Here we have an example of heartless misogynists who justify their backward, anti-intellectual, anti-community, anti-woman culture with their ancient, anti-intellectual, anti-woman religion. Religion isn’t the reason these people are monsters, it’s why protects them from being treated like the monsters they are. Here, in reality, cruel and vicious people exist. If they can hide their cruelty behind the shroud of religion, what difference does it make if we just had no justice system at all?
Religion is just a more effective con because it calls anyone who questions it ‘offensive.’
Is this real? Do I need to even explain what’s so stupid about this?
We live in a world where it’s more acceptable to dislike yourself and openly say “I am ugly” rather than actually appreciate yourself and openly say “I am attractive” because how dare you feel good in your skin and say it out loud, what an awful human being you are, you can’t walk around thinking you’re good, you piece of shit.
If only we could narrow down what cultural institution imposes undue guilt and teaches that self-pride is ‘sinful.’
Read this with me, won’t you?