I would enjoy seeing a discussion of the following...
I have read the Handmaids Tale and am watching the series and find it fascinating in regards to the direction our world seems to be taking. If its for the glory of God, anything goes??
The authoritarian nature of most organized relgion makes me squirm. Any authoritarian regime, whether relgious or political requires fear as its base. My personal nature has always been one of wonder, curiosty and questioning, so I didn't do well from an early age with the mental fear tactics used by relgion, but they are so well designed that even the most rebellious amoung us have also questioned ourselves at some points in life, as to whether we are on the wrong page. Versus the droves of people whose FAITH is unwavering in the unseen authority that holds them in check on their knees. I always get to a point in a friendship or relationship where I must ask them WHY and how they can subscribe to a belief system that routinely contradicts itself and cherry picks "truths" to suit some agenda based on control. When evidence is produced the arguments ensue and typically the questioner ( me) becomes the enemy and the relationship never seems to be the same if it lasts at all. Once they are "all in" and believe its in Gods plan somehow, then any heinous act is not only allowed or overlooked but promoted . It is no surprise actually, seeing that the story of Christs bloody torture and crucifixion( planned by God his father) is glorified, even to small children, as the ultimate loving act. I defintely don't speak that language. Thoughts?