Women & Religion by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I have endeavored to dissipate these religious superstitions from the minds of women, and base their faith on science and reason, where I found for myself at last that peace and comfort I could never find in the Bible and the church....The less they believe, the better for their own happiness and development...

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.

-Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Quote Source: The Degraded Status of Woman in the Bible" (1896) - Quoted from Annie Laurie Gaylor, Women Without Superstition : No Gods - No Masters, page 103

Zaphod's picture
Never really thought about it

Never really thought about it that way, I guess it is true in retrospect if you consider as throughout the Bible they seemingly continuously treat women as property of men!

Trevor's picture
I really like her way of

I really like her way of thinking. This is articulate and smart and coming from a woman who tought of this way mefore the modern world of information.

Zaphod's picture
Yes she is, I think I might

Yes she is, I think I might venture to read more of her stuff due to the post I have read on here.

Hajara's picture
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was brilliant. The fact that she was even thinking as an Atheist in her time shows a lot about her. Thank you, Stanton, for the rights I have today.

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