28- Audio Blog- Karen Garst – 5 Reasons Why Organized Religion Fears Educated Women 

Audio Blog- Karen Garst – 5 Reasons Why Organized Religion Fears Educated Women

28- Audio Blog- Karen Garst – 5 Reasons Why Organized Religion Fears Educated WomenDr. Karen L. Garst is the author of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. The book is a collection of personal essays from 22 women from diverse backgrounds who tell their stories of leaving religion. From various Judeo-Christian traditions, they talk about the shame, guilt, and oppression religion imposed on them and how they freed themselves from its grip. Here are the names of the women who contributed to this book.

  • Ann Wilcox (Pseudonym)
  • Ceal Wright (Pseudonym)
  • Ute Mitchell
  • Matilde Reyes (Pseudonym)
  • Taylor Duty
  • Sandy Olson (Pseudonym)
  • Ruth Marimo
  • Karen Brotzman
  • Gil Brennan
  • Kay Pullen (Pseudonym)
  • Emma Graham (Pseudonym)
  • Sylvia Benner
  • Taressa Straughter
  • Marsha Abelman
  • Lilandra Ra
  • Karen L. Garst
  • Michelle DeBord
  • Jackie Burgett
  • Gayle Myrna
  • Robin Stafford
  • Anna Rankin
  • Nancy J. Wolf

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Karen is also working on her second book, Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith and for Freedom (available for pre-order on Amazon) which is a collection of persuasive essays from women atheists, most of whom are already authors such as Valerie Tarico, Abby Hafer, and Candace Gorham. She also has a blog which can be found at www.faithlessfeminist.com.

This podcast episode is the 5th in a series where Karen records the audio version of her blog articles. In the 1st section, she reads a guest post by Carlin Ross titled, “From Fundamentalist to Feminist”. Ross grew up in a Christian Fundamentalist home with no formal schooling. Amazingly, she escaped and attended college with the aid of social services. She and Betty Dodson now have a blog where they write about feminist-based sex-education.

In the 2nd section of this episode, Karen reads a guest post by Shanna Babilonia titled, “Why Organized Religion Fears Educated Women”. Babilonia wrote for years for her website about secular personal development. Her blog had over 20,000 subscribers. Because she has a young child in school in a Bible-belt state, she stopped writing. She gave Karen permission to share this blog article.

Karen’s blog: faithlessfeminist.com

Guest Blog #1 – From Fundamentalist to Feminist (Carlin Ross)

Guest Blog #2 – Why Organized Religion Fears Educated Women (Shanna Babilonia)

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