Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms.
Any body of men who believe in hell will persecute whenever they have the power.
An idea or institution may arise for one reason and be maintained for quite a different reason.
The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances.
The making of an Atheist implies a mental stimulation and training which brings into play the primary factors of social progress.
I AM what is called a Feminist. Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence. Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.