Saturday, December 19, 2009

Monks Can't Have Wives

It is easy for a man achieve enlightenment when there are no women around. Try to be enlightened when you're married. See how far you get with that.

Many fundamentalist sects do/have segregated the sexes.

In Israel, the Ultra Orthodox have even worked to get certain buses separate seating: men in front, women in back. And there have been reports of orthodox men harassing and possibly worse on non-segregated buses against women who refuse to sit in the back of the bus.

So it is interesting: that this religion, which believes enlightenment can only be achieved through a wife, marriage and family, have developed this strain of militant anti-women.

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