Perhaps my point in some of my posts today got lost in the shuffle of my overwhelming emotion around the subject (another reason why I shouldn't write THE BOOK now?). What I really want to say on the subject of women and religion and the abandonment of traditional concepts of God in general, is to have some empathy for those of whom you're asking this enormous feat. Be mindful that it's not just enough to banter on discussion boards as to why a person's belief in God is irrational. It's not useful to call them names or make them feel inferior. And it's definitely not helpful to burst anyone's delusional bubble without a supportive framework for processing their world without religion. Frankly, it's the main reason I don't attempt to "de-convert" my mother. I don't have the emotional fortitude to deal with what would happen to her mental state once the house of cards falls apart. I can barely keep my own head above water.