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Parenting Beyond Belief, 2nd Edition by Dale McGowan

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OF CURIOUS WOMEN AND DEAD CATS

DALE McGOWAN

A strange and disturbing character pops up in religion and folklore around the world and throughout history: the curious and disobedient woman. A god/wizard gives a woman total freedom, with one exception—the one thing she must not do/eat/see. She battles briefly with her curiosity and loses, opening/eating the door/jar/box/apple and thereby spoiling everything for everybody.

Curiosity didn’t just kill the cat, you see. It unleashed disease, misery, war, and death on the world and got us evicted from a Paradise of blank incuriosity and unthinking obedience.

Bummer.

Traditional religion isn’t the source of human hatreds, fears, and prejudices so much as a repository for them, the place we put them for ...

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