What I'm bothered by is a problem that I'm not really seeing. I realize that the gender issue you're talking about is more relevant to the thread, but I don't see much of a reason to focus so much on it.I'm just bringing it up as a topic of discussion, because it's a common practice which most people don't think about. It's not a question of how thin my skin is. It's a relatively trivial symptom of a problem which is significant, which is that this country is still biased towards Christianity (with a patriarchal slant) and still subtly suppresses other religious views. I know you're going to say that most people here are Christian, but we should either promote a religiously neutral environment or be inclusive of all religions. In my opinion. I'm not bothered by our discussion. Are you?
Why? "Mankind" does not simply refer to men. Other words you might know to mean "mankind" include "humanity," "humankind," "the human race," etc. Should we get rid of "man-made" as well just because it contains the word "man?" It's silly and trivial, just as people who insist darker skinned people are to be called "African American" and nothing else. I describe darker skinned people as "black," as I've only known one "African American" in my lifetime.Yes I do.
You're making yourself out to be one of those over-reactive feminists who give women a bad name.
The bolded part is not illogical at all. If this is a reason for believing Christianity is false, it is illogical.I didn't. And I don't think believing that Divinity should be represented by both genders instead of just one is illogical at all. Anyway, I wasn't focusing on logical reasoning, I was focusing on principles conducive to social harmony. I have a lot of logical reasoning regarding spirituality and religion. I hope you're not assuming it's not there.