Audio Blog- Karen Garst – 15 Bible Verses, “God’s Own Party” is at War with Women (Valerie Tarico), “You can’t be pregnant” (Karen Garst)
Dr. Karen L. Garst is the author of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. She and I are working together to tell the stories of women who have left religion and why more should do so. Her book received reviews from Richard Dawkins, Valerie Tarico, Peter Boghossian, Rebecca Hale, John Loftus, Sikivu Hutchinson and others. 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. She is also working on her second book which will be a collection of persuasive essays from women atheists, most of whom are already authors such as Valerie Tarico, Abby Hafer, and Candace Gorham.
Karen has a blog which can be found at www.faithlessfeminist.com.
This podcast episode is the 6th in a series where Karen records the audio version of her blog articles. In the 1st section, she reads a guest post by Dr. Valerie Tarico, author of Trusting Doubt and blogger at www.valerietarico.com. Valerie gives an insightful analysis of the treatment of women in the Bible and early Christianity. She outlines 15 Bible verses that treat women as inferior and then discusses the implications of fundamentals who still cling to these verses as the inerrant voice of God.
And In the 2nd section of this episode, Karen reads one of her own essays where she talks about the sex education she didn’t have and its impact on her.
Karen’s blog: faithlessfeminist.com
Guest Blog #1 – 15 Bible Texts Reveal Why “God’s Own Party” is at War with Women (Valerie Tarico)
Blog #2 – “You can’t be pregnant – I didn’t come.” (Karen Garst)
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