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Re: Women More Religious Than Men

Post by Kristie » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:22 am

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soul_biscuit wrote:Maybe it's my bleeding heart liberal PC upbringing, but I have a hard time with the idea that the greater religiosity of women is more innate than cultural.

I guess the answer is to look at surveys around the world. If such surveys have been conducted in many different places, in the East as well as the West and among indigenous peoples as well as among industrialized cultures, and women usually turn up more religious than men, that would be powerful evidence that the greater religiosity of women is due to some innate tendency or another.
Exi, find us a study that proves this.....
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Re: Women More Religious Than Men

Post by Existentialist1844 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:25 am

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soul_biscuit wrote:Maybe it's my bleeding heart liberal PC upbringing, but I have a hard time with the idea that the greater religiosity of women is more innate than cultural.

I guess the answer is to look at surveys around the world. If such surveys have been conducted in many different places, in the East as well as the West and among indigenous peoples as well as among industrialized cultures, and women usually turn up more religious than men, that would be powerful evidence that the greater religiosity of women is due to some innate tendency or another.
Exi, find us a study that proves this.....
I dont think a study like this exists. Do you realize how many variables you would have to consider. Working with so many different populations. Eeeek. That would be a very indepth study. You're talking about 5 different sub-populations of people. On top of that, you have to control for as many confounding variables as possible. A study like this would take a significant amount of time to complete.
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Post by Trolldor » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:18 am

It would, in fact, be impossible.
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Re: Women More Religious Than Men

Post by Arse » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:22 pm

born-again-atheist wrote:It would, in fact, be impossible.
Not only that but it would prove nothing if the hypothesis you are testing is that women's role as the primary carer of children creates greater religiosity. Find me a culture where men are the primary carers of children, and if women in that culture are still religious, then I'll believe that female religiosity has a biological root.

Till then I'll carry on believing that its a by-product of maternity, and can just as easily be thrown off by raising consciousness as any other cultural oddity.
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Re: Women More Religious Than Men

Post by Existentialist1844 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:27 pm

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born-again-atheist wrote:It would, in fact, be impossible.
Not only that but it would prove nothing if the hypothesis you are testing is that women's role as the primary carer of children creates greater religiosity. Find me a culture where men are the primary carers of children, and if women in that culture are still religious, then I'll believe that female religiosity has a biological root.

Till then I'll carry on believing that its a by-product of maternity, and can just as easily be thrown off by raising consciousness as any other cultural oddity.
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Re: Women More Religious Than Men

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Post by Existentialist1844 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:38 pm

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Re: Women More Religious Than Men

Post by Red Katie » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:00 am

At the risk of insulting all women, everywhere....

I, as a woman, think this: women let their feelings think for them. Men, most of the time, set their feelings aside. They don't learn to do this. They're born to do this. Women don't. Men and women have about the same emotional reactions to things, but women live in theirs. Men work around them.

This gives women certain weaknesses and certain strengths. Clear thinking is less common among women. Getting things done is more common.

I read the words of a gay man who said, in the campaign for gay rights in the eighties and nineties, nothing much would have been accomplished if it weren't for the women. I think the strong feeling of wrongness motivated the women. They didn't just want to do something. They had to do something.

Unfortunately, their feelings frequently motivate them to do silly things. Including believe in weird religions.

And all religions are weird. Aren't they?
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Re: Women More Religious Than Men

Post by Dewi » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:46 pm

Red Katie wrote:At the risk of insulting all women, everywhere....

I, as a woman, think this: women let their feelings think for them. Men, most of the time, set their feelings aside. They don't learn to do this. They're born to do this. Women don't. Men and women have about the same emotional reactions to things, but women live in theirs. Men work around them.

This gives women certain weaknesses and certain strengths. Clear thinking is less common among women. Getting things done is more common.

I read the words of a gay man who said, in the campaign for gay rights in the eighties and nineties, nothing much would have been accomplished if it weren't for the women. I think the strong feeling of wrongness motivated the women. They didn't just want to do something. They had to do something.

Unfortunately, their feelings frequently motivate them to do silly things. Including believe in weird religions.

And all religions are weird. Aren't they?
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