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I noticed your web page on the Internet and wanted to express to you my happiness that there is such a page. I am a Junior at Bethany College in Bethany, WV. and am enrolled in Feminist Readings of Biblical Texts as a requirement for my Religion Major. I had a quick question though, do you think it is possible in living in a society based solely on Patriarchial foundation to still maintain a Christian attitude? What I'm basically asking is if you, as a feminist, think it is possible to worship a god as divine while seeing consistently that this god works to oppress women. Peace always - Jeremy

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM and for trying to maintain a healthy balance between your religion and your feminism. I definitely think that this is possible. There are several people out their who have successfully done this. Specifically, I recommend that you check out the work of Karen Armstrong, who has written several books. Also, Frances Kissling, who is the president of Catholics for a Free Choice. What they point out is that it is not "religion" that is the problem, as much as those who are dictating how this religion should be played out in everyone's lives. And I personally don't think that it is God who is the oppressor, but rather those who are interpreting Gods' words. I hope that helps. Good luck.

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